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Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.3

Daily Devotional: Angels/Apostles Gift of the Holy Spirit: Piety—the gift of filial love for God that moves the soul to worship and protects against the hardening of one’s heart in the midst of trials. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we take comfort in the Invisible Reality. There is no division between heaven and earth. All of heaven is available to us if we but ask. Jesus: Jesus was gentle with the woman caught in adultery. May we imitate His gentleness in dealing with others.
Glorious Characteristic: Identity—we will retain our original identity. We will be essentially the same person as before we died. (John 20:11-16) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Admonish sinners Corporal Work of Mercy: Welcome those away from home (the Church). Shelter the homeless. Sacrament: Communion Commandment:
  1. You shall not kill.
Thought for the Day: St. Augustine: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord; our hearts are restless until they rest in Thee.”

Today’s Reading

Three Ways to Develop a Personal Relationship with the Holy Spirit

First we need to invite Him into our lives. Each and every day we need to pray for the power of the Holy Spirit to guide, protect and empower our daily living. At the beginning of the day and all throughout the day, let us meet each challenge by asking for the Holy Spirit. We will be surprised at how this changes things.

Second we need to learn how to recognize how the Holy Spirit prompts us. We tend to rely completely on ourselves. Our own power, knowledge, and work become our answers to every problem and issue we face daily. This is the worst environment to experience the Spirit’s power. Instead we need to be helpless in the eyes of the Lord. We are helpless beggars with no power of our own, but in God we have access to the real power God’s Spirit provides us.

Third, we need to remember to let the Holy Spirit lead. I think we tend to want to lead and then ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to back us up. This relationship is out of order. We need to learn to hold on to the coattails of the movement of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is working for the sanctification of the world. We need to recognize His movements and let Him lead. Then we can make sure our work fits with the will of God and we can be assured of His empowerment.

Invite the Holy Spirit into your life today. Learn to let Him lead and become open to his power and grace. The Holy Spirit will radically change your life.

Dave Van Vickle http://redeemedonline.com

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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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