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27 Jan

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

The Beatitude Life

The Beatitudes are a way of life. They describe attitudes that lead us to following the call to be disciples of Jesus. Which one of these Beatitudes inspires your ministry at St. Francis of Assisi? Reflect on all of them and after you choose one, make that your mantra for the week. Write it out on something and keep it in front of you all week. At night, or on your way home from work, ask yourself how you did in living that attitude all day.

Recently, Pope Francis offered us six new Beatitudes. He tells us that he created them to “confront the troubles and anxieties of our own time with the spirit and love of Jesus.” Here they are:

•Blessed are those who remain faithful while enduring evils inflicted on them by others, and forgive them from their heart.

•Blessed are those who look into the eyes of the abandoned and marginalized, and show them their closeness.

•Blessed are those who see God in every person, and strive to make others also discover him. 

•Blessed are those who protect and care for our common home. 

•Blessed are those who renounce their own comfort in order to help others.

•Blessed are those who pray and work for full communion between Christians.

All these are messengers of God’s mercy and tenderness, and surely they will receive from him their merited reward.

Holy Mass in Swedbank Stadion, Malmo Switzerland | Nov. 1, 2016