On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 6, 2016 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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If there is a drought in our lives it is because we have wandered far from the Lord our God. We have put our idols before us, seeking to quench our desires for recognition, power, glory even wanton lusts. We thirst for water that does not last.

Drink instead of the living water of our Lord Jesus Christ. He not only taught us but shows us the way to eternal life springs. Which flows from the heart of Love your God with all your heart, all your mind, so your strength, all your soul and to love your brethren as He the Lord God loves us.

Thank You Lord for the beatitudes. May it be for me a way of life. Amen

First reading
1 Kings 17:1-6

Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, ‘As the Lord lives, the God of Israel whom I serve, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years except at my order.’

  The word of the Lord came to him, ‘Go away from here, go eastwards, and hide yourself in the wadi Cherith which lies east of Jordan. You can drink from the stream, and I have ordered the ravens to bring you food there.’ He did as the Lord had said; he went and stayed in the wadi Cherith which lies east of Jordan. The ravens brought him bread in the morning and meat in the evening, and he quenched his thirst at the stream.

Gospel
Matthew 5:1-12

Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up the hill. There he sat down and was joined by his disciples. Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:

‘How happy are the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Happy the gentle: they shall have the earth for their heritage.

Happy those who mourn: they shall be comforted.

Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right: they shall be satisfied.

Happy the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them.

Happy the pure in heart: they shall see God.

Happy the peacemakers: they shall be called sons of God.

Happy those who are persecuted in the cause of right: theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

‘Happy are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven: this is how they persecuted the prophets before you.’

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