What are the beatitudes?
Here's the answer:
The beatitudes are the blessings taught by Jesus during the Sermon on the Mount. It is a list of good attitudes that God wants us to have.
The beatitudes are a short sermon that Jesus gave so we would know what attitudes glorify God. The word beatitude means “blessed.”
Jesus tells us that these people are blessed: the spiritually needy, those who are sad, people who are humble, those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right, those who show mercy, people whose hearts are pure, those who make peace, and people who suffer for doing what is right or because they believe in Jesus. With each beatitude, Jesus tells us the reward.
You can read Jesus’ words below.
"Blessed are those who are spiritually needy. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them. Blessed are those who are sad. They will be comforted. Blessed are those who are humble. They will be given the earth. Blessed are those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right. They will be filled. Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be shown mercy. Blessed are those whose hearts are pure. They will see God. Blessed are those who make peace. They will be called children of God. Blessed are those who suffer for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven belongs to them. Blessed are you when people make fun of you and hurt you because of me. You are also blessed when they tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me. Be joyful and glad. Your reward in heaven is great. In the same way, people hurt the prophets who lived long ago" (Matthew 5:3–12).