If the devil, whom we don’t hear much about today, were to write his Beatitudes, they might go something like this:

  • “Blessed are those who are too tired, too busy, too distracted to spend an hour once a week with their fellow Christians in Church, they are my best workers.
  • Blessed are those Christians who wait to be asked and expect to be thanked, I can use them.
  • Blessed are the touchy, with a bit of luck they may stop going to Church, they are my missionaries.
  • Blessed are those who are very religious but get on everyone’s nerves, they are mine forever.
  • Blessed are the troublemakers, they shall be called my children.
  • Blessed are those who have no time to pray, they are easy prey for me.
  • Blessed are the complainers, I’m all ears for them.
  • Blessed are you when you read this and think it is about other people and not yourself, I’ve got you.”
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