A dear friend sent me "The Blessings of Jesus" but I do not know where she found them. It is another way of seeing the Beatitudes so I copy it here for your reflection today.
The Blessings of Jesus
Blessed are those who know their need, for theirs is the grace of heaven.
Blessed are the humble, for they are close to the sacred earth.
Blessed are those who weep, for their tears will be wiped away.
Blessed are the forgiving, for they are free.
Blessed are they who hunger for earth's oneness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the clear in heart, for they see the Living Presence.
Blessed are those who suffer for what is right, for theirs is the strength of heaven.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are born of God.
What I think is interesting is the fact that some are future blessings and others are in the present!