Sunday, February 17

Gospel for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time—Luke 6:17, 20-26

“Jesus came down with the Twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground with a great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. 

And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: 

‘Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. 

Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. 

Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. 

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. 

Rejoice and leap for joy on that day!  Behold, your reward will be great in

    heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way. 

But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. 

Woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. 

Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. 

Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false

    prophets in this way.’”

  • Which one of these Beatitudes or Woes draws you into deeper relationship with Jesus?
  • Remain with it as long as it speaks to you.
  • Thank Jesus and carry that Beatitude in your heart today.


Heritage word—“You will see, when the good God is willing to intervene in something, we come out all right.”

(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)


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