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Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.2

Daily Devotional: Holy Spirit/Holy Souls Gift of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge—the correct estimation of created things and their relative value before God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in Jesus Christ.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, let us look to Jesus as our Good Shepherd. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, let us imitate His generosity of heart in being merciful to others.
Glorious Characteristic: Integrity—we will retain all the parts of our old bodies, our bodies will be complete. (John 20:24-27) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Comfort the sorrowful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Comfort the imprisoned. Sacrament: Confirmation Commandment:
  1. Honor your father and mother.
Thought for the Day: Adapted from Mother Teresa: Prayer leads to humility, which leads to obedience, which leads to love, which leads to eternal life.

Today’s Reading

The Prophet Rejected

When God does not grant us benefits, because we will use them to our own detriment, God represses the torrents of his immense generosity, restrains the sea of his infinite love, and holds back the flow of his absolute power…God would rather appear stingy, so that we would not be worse than we need be, by withholding his largess if it would harm us. Since this is contrary to what is commonly understood as being generous, God places our advantage above his own reputation and his own nature.The Redeemer preached his marvelous doctrine, and after having worked many miracles and marvels in many places one would think that when he arrived in his home country he would have had a special place in the hearts of his neighbors and compatriots.

However, he had hardly arrived when instead of applauding him they began to censure and accuse him of what they considered his shortcomings…So that though Christ wanted to perform miracles in his home country, though he wanted to grant them benefits, they showed their wicked spirit by their malicious tongues and by the way they received his favors. Christ restrained himself from doing miracles so as not to give them the occasion to even greater wickedness…In so doing The Lord spared them this great burden by not granting them the benefits of his miracles, so that they were excused from the greater burden that would have resulted for them because of the miracles. Gravius—said the glorious Saint Gregory—inde iudicemur, cum enim augentur dona, rationes itiam crescunt donorum [They will be more severely judged who have greater gifts. With increased gifts come increased responsibilities]. The greater the gift, the greater is the debt to be repaid. Therefore, it is beneficial not to grant benefits when we will use them badly.

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Magnificat March 2012 Vol 13, No. 13, Page 166-167

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Mission

We could find no better way to describe the purpose of Daily Beatitude than the Prologue of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 1:

God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.

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We are called to live in beatitude. This contemplation is one designed to help us incorporate the beatitudes into our day. This work is not one of absolutes. It is just one way to incorporate the countenance of Jesus into each day. It is not the only way. View our rationale.

Each day a different beatitude is presented with several points of focus that provide meditation. An additional reading is included daily related to the beatitude or one of the points of focus. All readings are archived for your convenience.

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