Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Luke 6:20-26

Today's Gospel has the beauty of the beatitudes. How blessed we are when we are going through many tough spots for the sake of the kingdom of God.

How is it even possible that the beatitudes are beautiful? Being poor in spirit is a longing for God and all that is good. It is the desire to attain everlasting happiness. This is the beauty about being poor in spirit, that's why Jesus said the Kingdom of God would be theirs.

Blessed are those who hunger. The beauty of this hunger is the craving for nourishment that feeds the soul that longs to be filled with God. This is how we will be satisfied.

Blessed are those who weep. We weep for the sins we cause to our souls. We weep for being lost to the Father, we weep for our own foolishness. The beauty of this weeping will bring laughter to our hearts when we are no longer lost or sin from our own follies.

Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. The beauty of this is to rejoice, for our reward is in heaven.

The beauty of the beatitudes give us hope that we will always be blessed because of our faith.

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