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Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God.1

Daily Devotional: The Holy Trinity/The Resurrection Gift of the Holy Spirit: Fear of the Lord—a gift of reverence for God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in God the Father.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, we are called to the humility she possessed at the Annunciation. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, we are called to the humility He showed at becoming man.
Glorious Characteristic: Subtlety—our bodies will be free from restraint by matter, yet palpable. (John 20:19-23) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Pray for the living and the dead Corporal Work of Mercy: Feed the hungry Sacrament: Baptism Commandments:
  1. I am the Lord Your God; you shall not have strange gods before Me.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
Thought for the Day: Blessed Virgin Mary: “Let it be done to me according to Your Word.”

Today’s Reading

The Humility Required of Christ’s Disciples

Jesus Christ chose poor, ignorant people for his Apostles, people who from a human point of view were very ill-fitted for the work. Not that we must be ignorant and of low birth so as to work for souls, but to teach us how little natural or acquired talent counts and that it is never the cause of success. Christ chose fishermen to show us that it is not easy work; we have to be ready for great difficulties and fatigue.

What a wonderful thought it is that Jesus Christ, who was able to convert the whole world by himself, should have chosen to do it through his disciples. He spent his whole life training them. Jesus took for himself what was difficult: ignominious death, and left the renown to his disciples. What love Christ showed in allowing others to help him in work he could have done alone.

A man called to convert others has need of great virtue, especially humility and obedience. We must not miss our opportunities but so turn things that we appear to be following advice rather than giving it and seem to be the instrument rather than the the worker. This will humble us and make the work easier.

You are happy in being chosen by God to enkindle his love in the hearts of others. To do this it is necessary to have deep humility and an entire distrust of self, besides zeal. We must act without haste and wait with peace and confidence until it pleases God to accomplish in these souls that which his grace alone is capable of doing and of which he alone must reap the glory.

Saint Claude de la Colombiere Magnificat September 2012 Vol. 14, No. 7, Page 329-330

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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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