SPECIAL BEATITUDES for those who work with special people
BLESSED ARE YOU who take time to listen to difficult speech
FOR YOU help us know that if we persevere, we can be understood.
BLESSED ARE YOU who walk with us in public places and ignore the stares
of strangers, FOR in your companionship, we find havens of relaxation.
BLESSED ARE YOU who never bid us “hurry up” and more blessed, you who
do not snatch our tasks from our hands to do them for us
FOR often we need time rather than help.
BLESSED ARE YOU who stand beside us as we enter new and untried
ventures, FOR our failures will be outweighed by times when we surprise
ourselves and you.
BLESSED ARE YOU who ask for our help
FOR our greatest need is to be needed.
BLESSED ARE YOU who help us with the graciousness of Christ.
FOR oftentimes we need the help we cannot ask for.
BLESSED ARE YOU when, by all these things you assure us that the thing
that makes us individuals is not in our peculiar muscles, not in our
wounded nervous systems, nor in our difficulties in learning
BUT in the God-given self which no infirmity can confine.