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--for they are my best workers.
Blessed are the touchy. With a bit of luck, they may stop going to church.
Blessed are the troublemakers -- they shall be called my children.
Blessed are the complainers - I'm all ears to them.
Blessed are they who are bored with the minister's mannerisms and mistakes- for they get nothing out of his sermons.
Blessed is the church member who expects to be invited to his own church-- for he is a part of the problem instead of the solution.
Blessed are they who gossip -- for they shall cause strife and divisions that please me.
Blessed is he who professes to love God but hates his brother and sister-- for he shall be with me forever.