23rd Week in Ordinary Time : Wednesday, 9th September 2020

Daily Word Of God

Luke 6:20-26

Fixing his eyes on his disciples Jesus said: ‘How blessed are you who are poor: the kingdom of God is yours.

‘Blessed are you who are hungry now: you shall have your fill.

‘Blessed are you who are weeping now: you shall laugh.

‘Blessed are you when people hate you, drive you out, abuse you, denounce your name as criminal, on account of the Son of man.  Rejoice when that day comes and dance for joy, look!-your reward will be great in heaven. This was the way their ancestors treated the prophets.

‘ But alas for you who are rich: you are having your consolation now.
‘ Alas for you who have plenty to eat now: you shall go hungry.

‘Alas for you who are laughing now: you shall mourn and weep.

‘Alas for you when everyone speaks well of you! This was the way their ancestors treated the false prophets.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus was presenting the living of the Gospel values during the teachings of The “Beatitudes”.  Jesus is also reminding us today that the road to eternal life is narrow, steep and difficult.


  • Most people, including believers shun such Gospel values because they are against the tendencies   and desires for riches, honours, laughter and the like.


  • However, the “Beatitudes” are ways of living that lead us to eternal life. This is certainly worth the sacrifices and even the sufferings of the crosses that come our way in living the “Beatitudes.”