Friday, November 3, 2017

The Feast of All Saints Year A - Matthew 5:1-12

Matthew 5:1-12
“Blessed are those” becomes “blessed are you” when you live the Beatitudes. By that I mean the “rejoice and be glad” and not the "persecuted for righteousness sake". In our everyday the "blessed are you" has a tough time overcoming the literally persecuted. But the “blessed are you” is and was an invitation of what we are to be because it is a promise of what will be. That does not deny “persecuted for righteousness sake” as a reality. That’s pretty much a promise too. But to look beyond being poor in spirit, meek and mourning, starving for justice means one is a merciful, pure in heart peacemaker. As far as Jesus is concerned that is blessed indeed.

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