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Wednesday

<January 29, 2020>

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.4

Daily Devotional: St. Joseph Gift of the Holy Spirit: Courage, Fortitude—firm resolution to pursue holiness despite obstacles. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in the Holy Catholic Church.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, may we all fulfill our duty by living our vocation. May all Christians share the vocation of beatitude. Jesus: Jesus served the poor, the sick, the sinners. May we imitate Him in our eagerness to serve others.
Glorious Characteristic: Agility—we will have complete freedom of movement, our souls will direct our bodies without hindrance. (Luke 24:15,31,36) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Be patient with those in error. Corporal Work of Mercy: Visit the sick. Sacrament: Marriage Commandment:
  1. You shall not commit adultery.
Thought for the Day: “Preach the gospel at all times, and if necessary use words.” — St. Francis. Let your actions depict the beatitudes.

Today’s Reading

Hunger for Righteousness

As we hunger for righteousness, we must realize that it must begin with us. Just like The Prayer of St. Francis says, “Let it begin with me,” so must we begin righteousness. Here are some words of Jesus that will help us begin to implement righteousness in our lives.
”My brothers and sisters must remain where I have placed them in all calm, and in all trust…I would like you to begin walking with Me in earnest…Do you want to know how to please Me? Allow Me to speak through you. Allow Me to act through you. Allow Me to love through you…I want you to begin practicing something different. I want you to calmly bring Me with you in everything you do and everything you say…You must notice that I often use the word calm. I refer to calmness and the spirit of calm. Why do I do this? Because often My children get excited and that is not from Me. How will you change because I work through you? You will be quieter, more thoughtful; you will smile more and frown less. You will overlook the flaws of your brothers and sisters as I overlook yours. I will align your priorities so that your priorities are directly influenced by My priorities…All is well and God is firmly directing all.”
Sweet Jesus, let it begin with me.

As Given to Anne, a lay apostle Volume Four, Jesus the King, January 17, 2004, pages 25-26. Direction for Our Times, Oak Lawn, IL

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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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