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<July 2, 2016>

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.7

Daily Devotional: The Blessed Virgin Mary Gift of the Holy Spirit: Wisdom—the gift of contemplative reflection on, and love for, divine things. It enables one to assess the world by revealed truths and instills peace in the soul. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.” The Blessed Mother: May we experience God’s protection as Mary did, by imitating her obedience to God’s Will. Protection Through Obedience. Jesus: The life of Christ exemplified prudence, always seeking to do God’s Will alone. May we do the same.
Glorious Characteristic: Impassability—we will be immune from death and pain. (Rev 21:4, I Cor 15:50-57) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Forgive offenses. Corporal Work of Mercy: Give drink to the thirsty. Sacrament: Anointing of the Sick Commandments:
  1. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  2. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.
Thought for the Day: Blessed Virgin Mary: “Do whatever He tells you.”

Today’s Reading

The Will of the Father

We tend to be static, obstinate, obdurate—all the things that separate us from Jesus, who is always on the move. Whereas he was always fixed on the will of his Father, our tendency is to be fixed upon ourselves. But if our eyes are fixed on the Father, we, too, will always be moving ad Patrem. We shall be always in via, always on the way. Vistas will open out before us. Every sacrifice made will enlarge our view of other sacrifices to be made. Each suffering borne for God will reveal to us more to be suffered and give us strength to suffer more. When there is self-fixation, we become static. When our eyes are fixed on ourselves, we cease to move. We are thus separated from Christ and need to pray for mobility… We ought never to allow ourselves to forget that Jesus acted and made his painful human decisions as a man and that he did the will of his Father in faith. It is a great mystery; and we cannot fathom it: that this divine will, this divine intellect, was always that of God, and yet Jesus functioned as a man. When for instance, he made that agonizing decision in the Garden of Olives, he made it as a man to whom the situation appeared unbearable. He foresaw that many would not respond to the love he was pouring out, to the Passion he would undergo. He took, humanly speaking, a great risk. He took a risk on the will of the Father, in faith. I will do your will although it does not seem that this will turn out well, that it is worthwhile. He acted in faith. We are separated from him in the measure that we live on a merely natural plane.

Mother Mary Francis, P.C.C. Magnificat April 2013 Vol. 15, No. 2, Pages 262-263

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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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