Daily Word Of God
This is what Jesus taught his disciples:
‘How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance.
Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for uprightness: they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them.
Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognised as children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
‘Blessed are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you falsely on my account.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus gave us nine spiritual insights that challenge us to live our faith in accordance to His Love and Ways and attain eternal happiness.
- These insights are challenges that are far from easy to comprehend, let alone live in our daily lives. Nevertheless, we are called to be open to God’s Spirit to draw us into these divine mysteries of living more Christ-like lives daily.
- Ponder on your daily living and ask yourself, “How committed am I to living the Christ-like life daily? What is my source of happiness and fulfillment in life?”