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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 Wind Blows

Since the judgments of God are a great abyss, completely incomprehensible and hidden, and since human sinfulness, captive to great weakness, is utterly frail and surrounded by countless visible and invisible pitfalls, the soul must strive most diligently to remain in godly awe and deep humility. For even if now she freely receives from God’s hand…in the future God’s just judgment might withhold them from her because she has become ungrateful or careless or puffed up, or she may fail to recognize what she has already received, whence they come, or the criteria by which the just Judge denies her them…More than anything else, the godly spirit who is in grace should fear being bereft of the works of grace and left to the weakness of nature…

It cannot be doubted that the Holy Spirit blows, sometimes more, sometimes less vigorously, through the garden of the spirit, blowing as he will, when he will, as much as he will, and on whom he will. Without the Holy Spirit a man can do nothing, nothing, I say—he can neither repent, nor control himself, nor raise himself on high. Note also that the Holy Spirit occasionally withdraws so that he might be recalled more eagerly, or, be more eagerly received and more alertly anticipated when he returns. He makes both frequent withdrawals from and visits to those whom he indwells. Even with those who have become spiritual the Spirit alternates his presence and absence, visiting at dawn and suddenly testing them. The Holy Spirit withdraws whenever he wishes, according to the disposition of his hidden counsels, establishing and fixing in advance definite limits to a person’s progress according to what the Spirit knows and wills. Whoever lacks the Spirit will not recognize the Spirit’s withdrawal.

Guigo do Ponte Magnificat April 2013 Vol. 15, No. 2, Pages 135-136

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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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