Tag: Beatitudes

LENT Approaches: Seek First The Kingdom Of Heaven

As we approach this Lenten season, we are reminded once again to seek the LORD in all things. It is a time to put Jesus squarely at the center of life – above every other thing. Since the Beatitudes represent a summary of Jesus’ person and teaching, perhaps a Lenten Fast based upon the Beatitudes would be helpful. In this powerful homily of Jesus, we hear about the ways of life that lead to ‘blessings’. Lent is a time to humbly reflect at a deep and profound level where we are in need of conversion […]

End Of Liturgical Year Points To Eternity: Do you clearly understand what you are undertaking?

During the month of November, our liturgical celebrations draw our attention to the culmination of our earthly pilgrimage to the Kingdom of Heaven. We do well to ponder regularly the source of our life in God, the reason for our being expressed in God’s will, and our destination as eternity with God. Blessed Cardinal Newman summarized our human condition quite concisely once when saying: “Life is short, death is certain, eternity is long.” In the Nicene Creed, we express our belief in Jesus Christ, that he has ascended into heaven, is seated at the right […]

The Beatitudes

Up early this morning, and after prayer, decided to go for a walk prior to breakfast.  The wind is really strong along the Sea of Galilee this morning, and it is hazy.  Nevertheless, a perfect opportunity to walk with Jesus along this shore where so much of his ministry took place. The roosters were crowing, the birds were singing and other than the wind, it is a very peaceful start to the day.  In praying a rosary, one quickly realizes that the mysteries called to mind took place at sites not far away.  The Holy […]

Desire of Saints

The saints we honor today desired to walk in the Light of the presence of Christ.  They desired to live the will of God.  If not desiring the cross, they desired to carry it gracefully.  All we need do to imitate their lives and holiness, it to desire to live by the same Gospel values: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst […]

By Daniele Zedda • 18 February

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