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Thursday

<June 16, 2016>

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.5

Daily Devotional: The Holy Eucharist/Priesthood Gift of the Holy Spirit: Counsel—the gift that assists decision making and helps to guard against rashness; as an interior guide, it assists one to counsel others and to extend compassion to them. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Communion of Saints.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother after the passion, may we refrain from judging others. Mary’s example was an encouragement to the apostles. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, may we treat all those we encounter with kindness.
Glorious Characteristic: Quality—our bodies will be youthful and will retain our original gender. (Practice seeing all as a child of God.) (Rev 1:12-18) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Counsel the doubtful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Bury the dead. Sacrament: Holy Orders Commandment:
  1. You shall not steal.
Thought for the Day: Padre Pio: “Pray, hope and don’t worry.”

Today’s Reading

The Saints

The saints in the heavenly homeland have a perfect similarity with God. As we read in 1 John 3:2: “When he appears, we will be similar to him, and we will see him as he is.”

If you want to arrive at similarity with God in the homeland, you ought to apply yourself to becoming similar to him in good works here, [on earth]. Christ came to give peace to the world. Eph 2:14 reads: “He himself is our peace, who has made both one.” So do not sow strife, but bring disagreements back to peace if you want to be similar to Christ here on earth (cf. Eph 4:11-16). Hence it says in the Gospel according to Matthew, 5:9: “Happy the peacemakers, because they will be called children of God.” A son bears perfect likeness to his father. Thus in the heavenly homeland we will have God to know and to see. Therefore, Saint Augustine says in his commentary on Psalm 119: “That vision (contemplatio) is promised as the end of all our actions…”

What do you possess in possessing God? I say that by possessing God you possess what is in God. And what is in God? Glory and riches, as we read in Psalm 112:3: “Glory and riches are in his house.” The saints in the heavenly homeland have glory and honor. All are kings, as we read in Rev 5:10: “You have made us kings, a kingdom for our God.” This glory is promised to the humble, because it says in Job 22:29: “The one who is humbled will be in glory.”

And in the Gospel according to Matthew 5:3 we read: “Blessed the poor [in spirit], because theirs is the kingdom of the heavens.” Again, the saints have infinite riches, for they have anything that someone can desire.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Magnificat November 2014 Vol. 16, No 9, Pages 32-33

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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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