Apocalypse 7: 2-4. 9-14
The Apocalypse records a vision of the holy ones who, having endured persecution, now offer worship to God in heaven. 

1 John 3: 1-3
The writer encourages us to look forward in hope to the time when we shall see God. 

Matthew 5: 1-12
Jesus tells his disciples the way to the blessings of happiness in God’s Kingdom.