“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.”
- Which of these two Beatitudes offers you the greater challenge?
- Inhale deeply and exhale gently as you repeat that Beatitude allowing it to sink roots in your spirit.
- What did God do as you sat with that Beatitude?
Heritage word—“Giving birth to peace means risk-taking; it means being counter-cultural and living on the level of faith and trust, rather than on the level of analysis and the world’s ‘prudence.’”
(Sr. Joan Marie, 9thProvincial of the Toledo Province)