Week of January 29, 2017
Gospel for the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time—Matthew 5:1-12a
“When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them saying,
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.’”
Which Beatitude pulls more at your heartstrings?
How can you incorporate that Beatitude into your life in a more consistent way?
Heritage word —“How good it is to put our trust in God who remains immovable. Let us rely on Him for everything.” (St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)