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The Beatitudes of

Sports Tomás Bolaño


Blessed are the athletes who preserve the spirit of poverty of
Jesus and share with the poorest the wealth that they have
derived from the gifts that God gave them.......

Hope
An
Sharing Exemplary
Generosity Behavior
Development

Gratitude
Giving
Blessed are
without
the Poor Humbleness
Expecting
Anything in Athletes
Return

Participation Effort
Cooperation Sacrifice

Solidarity

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because they will inherit a better
prize, when they receive the
Kingdom of God as their inheritance

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Blessed are the athletes
who are meek and humble of heart

Openness
Self - control
Unity Self -confidence

Blessed are the Fighting


Responsibility Meek Athletes Spirit

Enthusiasm
Obedience
Optimism
Responsibility

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Because they will enter the play field with more
confidence and they will play at ease trusting that
they are in control.
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Blessed are the athletes who do not only cry to God
when they fail or they are defeated in the game, but also
cry for all those who suffer...

Celebration
Strength Coolness

Taking
Solidarity Blessed are Defeats
the Athletes Well
who Cry

Satisfaction Emotion

Expression Hope

Because God will give them comfort exceeding their defeat.

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Blessed are the athletes who along with the hunger and
thirst they have to win the competition.............

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Also have hunger and thirst
for the victory of the Justice
of God among men

Well-being

Wisdom Competition

Blessed are
the
Righteous
Order Athletes Confrontation

Honesty Justice
Loyalty Equity
Respect Equality

Because they will be sated with the justice of God


in their hearts. Tomás Bolaño
Blessed are the athletes who are moved by the deepest
feelings of compassion for those who suffer

Altruism
Justice Fraternity
Equity Friendship
Equality Socialization

Blessed are
Solidarity the Athletes Charity /
Compassion who have Love
Mercy

Collaboration
Reconciliation
Cooperation
Participation
Generosity

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Because they will obtain the compassion of God. Tomás Bolaño
Blessed are the athletes who have a pure and clean heart and
who play fair, both in the play field and in life

Friendship
Fraternity
Comradeship
Excellence Health
Optimism Vitality

Blessed are
the Athletes
Encounter who are Pure
Diversity Enthusiasm
Knowledge

Fair Play
Amusement Respect
Justice
Because they will be able to see not only the human faces of
their team players and of their competitors, but also the true
face of the true and only God.
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Harmony
Non-
Violence
Unity

Dialogue
Universal
Sharing
Local Blessed are the
Athletes who
Promote Peace

Peace Friendship
Tolerance Fraternity
Respect Comradeship

Blessed are the athletes who carry inside the Peace of God,
cultivating and promoting it among the peoples...... Tomás Bolaño
Because rather than being acclaimed as idols or
poor imitations of gods, they will be acclaimed
and acknowledged as children of God Tomás Bolaño
Sports as an end in itself.
Woe betide
Sports as a simple option for free time.
Cheating, those who
Deceiving,
Being disloyal, are now full!
Fraud,
Excessive technicality,
Excessive professionalism,
The prominent role of the media,
A wild indebtedness,
The exaggerated superstar attitude,
The inability to accept a defeat,
Excessive payments for champions
Doping,
Violence inside and outside stadiums,
Violent gestures blown out of proportions by the media,
Vandalism in the stadiums,
Aggressive behaviors and fights in sports arenas,
The marketing of athletes

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Because you will
be hungry

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The marketing of athletes,
The industrialization of the competition
The instrumental use of sports,
The utilitarianism of sports,
Woe The dramatic atmosphere created by the
media,

betide The speculation of the sports marketing,


The exaggeration in presenting athletes as
icons.
you, The exhibitionism of athletes.
The consumerism related to sports products,

the rich The way in which TV sports viewers are


manipulated.
The feeling of incompetence of TV viewers..

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Because you
will have
already
received
comfort
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Woe betide those
who now
laugh.......

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Because they will
Deceit, suffer grief and they
Disloyalty,
Frauds, will cry
Excessive technicalities,
Excessive professionalism,
The leading role of the media,
The wild indebtedness,
The exaggerated superstar attitude,
The inability to accept a defeat,
The excessive payments made to champions,
Drug addiction,
Excessive rivalry,
Winning at all costs,
The super champion as a role model,
Overtraining,
Spectators who intimidate the players.
Lack of respect for the rules, the referees, the
fellow players and the spectators,
External pressures.

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Learn from me for I am meek
and humble of heart Tomás Bolaño
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