What are be-attitudes? Let’s take a close look at the term first. It starts with the verb ‘be’, which suggests a way of being, acting, or viewing the world around us. So with this information, we can elaborate, and take a look at the attitude part of the term. The attitude bit is in reference to the different attitudes displayed by Matthew in his gospel. This is where the Beatitude part comes in. In the Beatitudes, we learn of how ways people are treated, for example, persecuted for righteousness’ sake, as well as being known as children of God for making peace, and so on. These are the attitudes of the Beatitudes. Now the be-attitudes would be applying a way of being, acting or viewing, as to model the attitudes of the Beatitudes.