Sunday, July 31, 2011

B Attitudes

My wife made a comment the other day well we were out fishing sinko’s that made me stop and think.  She said something to the effect of how she could not believe how patient I can be when fishing.  I was slowly fishing a weed line working every inch of it slowly letting my sinko float down and working it back to the boat.
It made me think of the B attitudes which are from Matthew 5:3-12:
3Blessed are the poor in spirit,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
   for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
   for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
   for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
   for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
   for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
   for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
   for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.  Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
As I thought about Matthew I realized that all of these apply when fishing.  There are days I know anglers feel poor in spirit you can’t get on fish.  We mourn when we lose them.  Well maybe the meek part is pushing it.  But you get the point.  Anglers can take comfort from the B Attitudes and the next time things are hard or you are having a hard time being patient remember Matthew 5: 3-12.   

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