Chance of Manna (parable blog)

The Devil’s Beatitudes

Posted on: September 30, 2008

Enscribed on the gates of Hell are these words:

Blessed are the rich in material goods,
      for theirs is the stuff of Earth. 
 Blessed are those who never see trouble,
      for they will need nothing. 
 Blessed are the ambitious,
      for they are currently on top. 
 Blessed are those who are complacent with things as they are,
      for they are never dissatisfied. 
 Blessed are the ruthless,
      for their enemies will be destroyed. 
 Blessed are the worldly,
      for others will see their cleverness . 
 Blessed are the war wagers,
      for they will be called victorious. 
 Blessed are those who are exalted because of their own self serving,
      for theirs is the stuff of earth.

 Blessed are you when people praise you, lift you up and falsely say all kinds of flatteries on your behalf you because of success. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your earthy reward, for you have escaped the fate of the prophets who were before you.

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