Daily Word Of God
Luke 6:17, 20-26
Jesus came down with the Twelve and stopped at a piece of level ground where there was a large gathering of his disciples, with a great crowd of people from all parts of Judaea and from Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. Then fixing his eyes on his disciples he said: How happy are you who are poor: yours is the kingdom of God. Happy you who are hungry now: you shall be satisfied. Happy are you who weep now: you shall laugh.
‘Happy 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, for then 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 your fill: you shall go hungry. Alas for you who laugh now: you shall mourn and weep. Alas for you when the world 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?
- In today’s Gospel, Jesus begins His teaching of God’s kingdom by revealing where the true source of real happiness can be found.
- Jesus’ way of happiness requires a conversion of heart and mind. He promises us that the joys of heaven will more than compensate for the pains and sufferings we can expect in this world.
- Do you hunger for the abundant life and happiness which only our Lord can offer? Ask Jesus to show you the way.