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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 of the Centurion

There is no traditional vow of humility: this would be an enormous deception; there is human poverty, human obedience—even if what Jesus did with each goes beyond our reach; still they have that human aspect to them through which we can at least ask for them.

But humility is like the result of the mystery of God on us, if we were able to know it; it is like the correct ordering of what we are before the face of God our Creator, our Savior and our Father. Everything in God that remains mysterious for us and that can only be reached through faith has a kind of equivalent in humility, and this too can only be acquired by a life of faith.

This is why, whether this is apparent or not, humility is the framework for all missionary work; for humility is the only vehicle with the capacity to bring God to that place where people do not believe in him. We are to cherish humility for this reason; all those who have tried to be Christians have tried to cherish it, simply because God loves us and because we want to try to love him. But we should also love it from another angle: as humility is the state of one who adores God, we owe it to God. More than ever it is owed by the world because this is, par excellence, the missionary act of reparation.

Servant of God Madeleine Delbrel Magnificat December 2012 Vol. 14, No. 10, Page 56-57

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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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