The Devil's Beatitudes
If the Devil were to write his Beatitudes, they would probably 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
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 gossipers - for they are my secret agents.
Blessed are those critical of church leadership - for they shall
inherit a place with me in my fate.
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.