Sunday 30 January 2011

The Challenge of the Beatitudes (4th Sunday of the Year)

Today we hear the challenge of the Beatitudes.

 Through these series of blessings Jesus is raising the status of those who society has rejected, those seen as weak and a burden to our world... the meek, the poor in spirit, those searching for righteousness, the merciful, the pure of heart, the peacemakers and the persecuted.

Jesus throws this challenge to us today... can we and do we make a conscious effort to raise up those who have been pushed to the margins of society by what we say, what we do, what we think and what we feel.

Today we pray that the Lord of Light and Life will illumine our lives so that we may never fear standing alongside those who have been abandoned by everybody else and that we may have the Grace to take the challenge of the Beatitudes into our hearts and allow it to transform us.


Br Martin

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