The Beatitudes in Pop Culture

by Leyla Razo & Joe Stack

There are eight beatitudes, all of them can be seen in popular culture today.


#1 - The A Team by Ed Sheeran

"But lately her face seems

Slowly sinking, wasting

Crumbling like pastries
And they scream
The worst things in life come free to us

It's too cold outside
For angels to fly
An angel will die
Covered in white
Closed eye
And hoping for a better life"


#2 Lea Michele's award dedication to Cory Monteith

Several weeks before this acceptance speech Lea Michele's fiancée Cory Monteith had passed away.


#3 Peeta Mellark

The third beatitude states that the meek shall inherit the earth. Meek is defined as "quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on". Peeta Mellark is a good example of this because throughout all of The Hunger Games novels he remained quiet and gentle, and he ended up having everything he ever wanted, even though he had to experience things he never wanted to.


#4 Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

The paparazzi spoken about by these two celebrities were just trying to take pictures of them to sell them to tabloids and make money off of them, but they saw an opportunity and they used it to create awareness for organizations that actually need the publicity.


#5 Harry Styles spends thousands of dollars on pizza for homeless

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"Grace is a loving response to people who don’t deserve it, while mercy is a loving response prompted by the misery and helplessness of the person to whom it is shown.

Grace answers to the undeserving; mercy answers to the miserable."


#6 Little Kids. Big Questions.|Religion

All of these kids' minds have yet to be tainted by any other's opinions and they have a very simplistic idea of religion and their ideas are pure, but they see it.


#7 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is currently in the canonization process.


#8 Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela recently passed away, but he led a life where his goal was to create peace. He was sent to jail multiple times, but it never deterred him from his goal.

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