Quote for the week: “Anyone who piously and earnestly ponders the Sermon on the Mount — as we read in the Gospel according to Mathew — I believe he will find therein… the perfect standard of the Christian Life.” – St. Augustine
Thought for the week: What makes you happy? In the Beatitudes, Jesus turns the common notions of blessing and happiness upside down. What makes us truly happy is to be holy and the Beatitudes point us to that. As Pope Francis reminds us, “The Beatitudes are like a Christian’s identity card. So if anyone asks: ‘What must one do to be a good Christian?’ the answer is clear.“
Prayer: Jesus, help me be like you in all things. I want to be holy but so often I choose things that will never bring me true satisfaction. Jesus, I love you. Help me to be meek, poor in spirit, a peacemaker, and never allow me to be discouraged in the face of trial. Amen
Watch and Respond- Join in the conversation: What do you think it means to be poor in spirit?