Pastor Jennifer A G Layte
"This list is a description of people who are blessed—and what their blessing looks like. Notice something here—none of the things on this list are actions. They absolutely one-hundred-percent will lead to action, but this isn’t a list of rules and rewards. This is a list of characteristics, personal qualities—what a follower of Jesus looks like, and the reality—the blessing—behind that characteristic. Remember how we said we will look more like Jesus when we contemplate His glory? The Beatitudes are what God’s love/glory looks like through His people."