If the devil were to write his beatitudes, they would probably go something like this:
 
1.  Blessed are those who are too tired, too busy, too distracted to spend an hour once a week with their fellow Christians -- they are my best workers.
 
2.  Blessed are those Christians who wait to be asked and expect to be thanked -- I can use them.
 
3.  Blessed are the touchy who stop going to church -- they are my missionaries.
 
4.  Blessed are the trouble makers -- they shall be called my children.
 
5.  Blessed are the complainers -- I'm all ears to them.
 
6.  Blessed are those who are bored with the minister's mannerisms and mistakes -- for they get nothing out of his sermons
 
7.  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.
 
8.  Blessed are those who gossip -- for they shall cause strife and divisions that please me.
 
9.  Blessed are those who are easily offended -- for they will soon get angry and quit.
 
10.  Blessed are those who do not give their offering to carry on God's work -- for they are my helpers.
 
11.  Blessed is he who professes to love God but hates his brother and sister -- for he shall be with me forever.
 
12.  Blessed are you who, when you read this think it is about other people and not yourself -- I've got you too!