Daily Word Of God
This is what Jesus taught his disciples:
‘How happy are the poor in spirit: theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Happy are 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 heaven.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- The Beatitudes becomes the “mantra” of our life, if we believe in Jesus the Son of God, who has come to give us eternal life.
- Each of these Beatitude will speak to us and touch us differently or we would find some of them particularly difficult to live in our daily life.
- All these Beatitudes guide us to be Christ-like and for this we need to “die to ourselves” so that the Truth of Christ can be made present in our daily living.
Pray the Novena Prayers to Sacred Heart leading to the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.