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Wednesday

<January 20, 2016>

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.4

Daily Devotional: St. Joseph Gift of the Holy Spirit: Courage, Fortitude—firm resolution to pursue holiness despite obstacles. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we all fulfill our duty by living our vocation. May all Christians share the vocation of beatitude. Jesus: Jesus served the poor, the sick, the sinners. May we imitate Him in our eagerness to serve others.
Glorious Characteristic: Agility—we will have complete freedom of movement, our souls will direct our bodies without hindrance. (Luke 24:15,31,36) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Be patient with those in error. Corporal Work of Mercy: Visit the sick. Sacrament: Marriage Commandment:
  1. You shall not commit adultery.
Thought for the Day: “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” — St. Francis. Let your actions depict the beatitudes.

Today’s Reading

Hope for Our Resurrection

We are pilgrim travelers in this life, running on toward our ending in death; we have no permanence in time. So we have to have the light of most holy faith if we would reach our goal without the darkness getting in our way. But it must be a living faith, that is, a faith accompanied by good deeds since the saints say that faith without deeds is dead. We have believed that God is God; that he created us in his own image and likeness; that he gave us the Word, his only-begotten Son; that [this Word] was born from Mary’s dear womb and died on the wood of the most holy cross to free us from death and give us the life of grace that we had lost because of Adam’s disobedience; that because of the Word’s obedience we all contracted grace just as in the beginning we had all contracted death because of the first sin. And to give us hope for our resurrection on the final day of judgment, he revealed to us his own resurrection. So as soon as we have so sweetly acquired the light of faith and seen how unspeakably much God loves us, we fall in love with this great light, this wonderful love God has for us.

With this same vision we begin to see that God wants only that we be made holy. Whatever he gives or permits in this life he gives for this purpose: trial as well as consolation, hurt and mockery and abuse, the world’s harassments and the devil’s temptations, hunger and thirst; illness and poverty as well as pleasure and prosperity. God permits all of these for our good.

Catherine of Siena Magnificat June 2013 Vol 15, No. 4, Page 79

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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.

Content

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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