*Alternate* Gospel: Matthew 5:3-12

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

Tuned to the Source are those who live by breathing Unity; their “I can!” is included in God’s.

Blessed are those in emotional turmoil; they shall be united inside by love.

Healthy are those who have softened what is rigid within; they shall receive physical vigor and strength from the universe.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for physical justice; they shall be surrounded by what is needed to sustain their bodies.

Blessed are those who, from their inner wombs, birth mercy; they shall feel its warm arms embrace them.

Aligned with the One are those whose lives radiate from a core of love; they shall see God everywhere.

Blessed are those who plant peace each season; they shall be named the children of God.

Blessings to those who are dislocated for the cause of justice; their new home is the province of the universe.

Blessings when you are conspired against, scandaled and accused falsely of corruption for my sake.

Do everything extreme, including letting your ego disappear, for this is the secret of claiming your expanded home in the universe.

It is a sign of the prophecy to be persecuted by circumstances.

It is the sign of the prophets and prophetesses to feel the disunity around them intensely.

The Good News as spoken through Matthew.

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