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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

God So Loved the World

The eyes of God are always on us. God is always looking at us, gazing upon us.

But he is not searching for evil. He is searching for the reflection of his own goodness in us.

He made us to his image and likeness. And he delights to see that image and likeness in us.

Our heavenly Father does not merely look at us and see our lives and the happenings in our lives.

He looks to see how he can help us and guide us and bring us deeper into his love.

God sees us, and he acts in us. We are always before his eyes

And we are always in his hands.

God is present to the world and to each of us, not only with his gaze.

He is also present to us with his POWER.

God sees all things. He knows all things. And he can do all things.

Nothing is hard or impossible for him. Nothing happens in creation without God’s permission.

Every event, every life situation has the wisdom and power of God behind it.

God often uses natural instruments when he acts in us.

But these created instruments are indeed only instruments.

They can do nothing without the hand of God to direct them.

Very often God chooses poor instruments and defective ones. Sometimes they are evil-willed human instruments.

But no matter how weak or twisted or evil these instruments seem, they can never upset God’s purpose.

He is the Master. He has his plan and nothing can spoil it.

An old Portuguese proverb tells us: “God writes straight with crooked lines.”

Therefore, everything that happens in this world— even what seems to be evil—will work out for the world’s greater good.

This is true, because God is always at work. His loving providence will make everything turn to good.

And everything that happens to me personally will work out for my greater good, too,

—if my own will is good, and—if I have the love of God in my own heart.

Father Anselm Moynihan, O.P. Magnificat April 2013 Vol. 15, No. 2, Pages 147-148

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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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