At the heart of the Society of St Columba is the call to live out the beauty of the Beatitudes in the place where God has put us. We passionately love the land and the people that inhabit these islands, and we seek to imitate Jesus Christ through outworking as best as we can the teaching of Jesus as recorded in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-16)
Blessed by The Spirit, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are they who are meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are they who show mercy, for mercies will be upon them.
Blessed are those who are pure in their heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are they who make peace, for they will be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the cause of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are you whenever they revile you and persecute you and say every evil word against you for my sake, in falsehood. Then rejoice and triumph, because your reward is great in Heaven, for just so they persecuted The Prophets who were before you.
You are the salt of the earth; but if salt becomes insipid, with what will it be salted? It is good for nothing except to be thrown outside and to be trodden upon by people.
You are the light of the world. A cannot hide a city that has been built upon a mountain. And they do not light a lamp and set it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all those in the house.
Thus your light will shine before the children of men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.