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Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.6

Daily Devotional: The Passion/The Sacred Heart of Jesus Gift of the Holy Spirit: Understanding—the gift of insight into the spiritual perceptions of the heart. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the forgiveness of sins.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we live the Truth in word and deed. Jesus: May we, like Jesus, live in truthfulness, acknowledging God to others in word and deed.
Glorious Characteristic: Clarity—the glory of our souls will be visible in our bodies. We will be beautiful and radiant. (Rev 4:3, I Cor 15:40) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Instruct the uninformed. Corporal Work of Mercy: Clothe the naked. Sacrament: Confession Commandment:
  1. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
Thought for the Day: Jesus: “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.”

Today’s Reading

Everything in the Church—sacraments, liturgy, sacred arts, methods of prayer, the corporal and spiritual works of mercy, the witness of the saints, ascetical practices—is meant to awaken the love of God and the love of neighbor. Jesus is the heart of the law, the be all and end all of the spiritual life. Why should this be true? It is true because, as the first letter of Saint John specifies, “God is love.” Therefore, to have love in us is to have God in us. It’s as simple as that.

Concomitantly, to participate in all that the Church has to offer and not to have love is a colossal waste of time. In Paul’s language, “If you have faith enough to move the mountains, and have not love, you are nothing; if you speak in human tongues and angelic as well, but have not love, you are a noisy gong and a clanging cymbal.” (cf. 1 Cor 13:1-2)

But what is love? Love, in the theological sense, is not primarily a feeling, though it might be accompanied by feeling. Rather, it is an act of the will, more precisely, a willing of the good of the other as other. To love the Lord our God is to savor the infinite good that he is, to rest in his perfection and splendor; and to love our neighbor is to bring as much good to him or her as possible. That’s the height and depth and breadth of the spiritual live. Everything else is commentary.

Very Reverend Robert Barron Magnificat October 2014 Vol 16, No. 8, Page 357

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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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