My Travel Beatitudes

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

I’m not a religious person per se, but I am a spiritual one. That being said, as a child I dutifully went to Sunday school every week and Vacation Bible School in the summers. Even though I didn’t always identify with the message, the stories and the histories fascinated me, as they do to this day. One of my favorite scriptures is found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, the Beatitudes, probably because I was forced to memorize them at all at one point in my life.

The beatitudes are cryptic lessons that share important lessons in Christianity. “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they will be called children of God,” and so on.

So, using these bits of scripture I’ve decided to reinterpret them for travel, in what is most likely a horrendous display of sacrilege. But, as I also said, I’m not religious just spiritual so I’m good with that.

Blessed are the:

Patient for theirs shall be the upgrade.

Curious for they shall discover the world.

Adventurers, for the thrills of life shall be made known to them.

Olive-haters, for their culinary prowess is unmatched.

Prepared, for they shall enjoy the fruits of travel.

Kind for the world shall be their friend.

Flight attendants, for they shall keep us safe.

Travelers, the wanderers, for theirs is the secret of life.


What beatitude would you add to this list?


By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer.

4 thoughts on “My Travel Beatitudes”

  1. Grateful : for all who prepare the food we enjoy when visiting new cities, countries, and cultures

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