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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 10, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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We often seek out the secrets for true happiness, everlasting youth, true love, peace of mind and in our search have we yet found them in the world? Are they to be found in the world we live?

Our loving saviour Jesus Christ, the author of life teaches some profound lessons that would unravel all that we seek. For all that we seek comes from God and it is through God that we will not only find them but live in and with them. Are we prepared to make that choice? The choice of living out the values taught therein? For in choosing to live the beatitudes is choosing to accept the cross of our Lord. Are we ready? To plunge into the depths of our faith and be filled with the graces contained therein?

Let us pray….

O God, the giver of all good gifts, our desire to praise You is itself a blessing you have bestowed upon us. We can offer you nothing that You do not already have except our love, which we render to you in worship and in service to all those whom you redeem in Jesus Christ. Grant us glad gratitude in Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen

GOSPEL Matthew 5:1–12

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them, saying:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn,for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,for they will be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful,for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart,for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.Rejoice and be glad,for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”