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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

Making God Our Treasure

My God, you are goodness in its essential source. You receive it from no one, and you possess it in possessing your being. Indeed, it is your being.

You are good in the same way as you are, and for as long as you are. From eternity to eternity you are good—eternally, immutably, infinitely. For you, to be and to be good are one and the same thing. Your goodness is your being, and your being is goodness itself.

All finite goodness comes from your infinite goodness and is derived from it: a tiny rivulet, a mere drop. Our goodness is only what you make it; it is only insofar as it is connected with your goodness, and it ceases to be when that connection is severed. All these finite examples of goodness attract me. I love them and would love to grasp them. I pursue them and exhaust myself in a pursuit which I know will more often than not come to nothing, and which, even when it does succeed, leaves me utterly empty and dissatisfied. and all the while I neglect the boundless reality who alone can satisfy me and who is offering himself to me.

Yet it is you I desire; it is you I seek under these many forms. I love them only because they reveal to me something of your goodness, which is the only true goodness. You are the only one I truly desire and love, and the attraction of created things would cease if you ceased to be the one who is goodness itself and who gives himself to us.

Goodness is the giving of oneself. Infinite goodness is the total gift of self, without limits, without reserve either in duration of time or space or in the giving of what one has and is. Goodness gives itself—like the sun shines, emits its rays, and diffuses its light; like a fire gives out its warmth or a spring pours forth its waters. You are that Goodness, that gift of self, that light, that heat, that spring watering the earth.

And you have introduced me into your presence—me, a tiny thing: empty, cold, unknown, and self-centered—in order that I may receive, insofar as I can, your being, which is all and wants to fill me to repletion.

Dom Augustin Guillerand, O. Cart. Magnificat June 2014 Vol. 16, No. 4, Pages 310-311

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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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