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Christmas Crackers 8: The Devil's Beatitudes

Sunday, January 02, 2011
If the Devil 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 in church - they are my best workers.

Blessed are those 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 do my work for me.

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 (geddit?).

Blessed are the gossipers - for they are my secret agents.

Blessed are those critical of church leadership - they are following my example.

Blessed are the complainers - I'm all ears for them.

Blessed are you when you read this and think it is about other people - I've got you!

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