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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

Fifth Sunday of Lent

John 11:1-45

Today’s gospel reading tells the story of death and rising of Lazarus. There are many intricacies in this story. One of the anomalies is the response of both Martha and Mary when they see Jesus. They both saw Him privately, independent of the other. But their words were precisely identical: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Here we witness what Jesus is desiring from us: pure faith. He wants us to have faith that no matter what, we know Jesus can handle anything. The fact Martha and Mary had missed was that Jesus was with them. The fact is Jesus is always with us. He wants us to trust Him. Trust His care for us. Trust His love for us. Trust His ability to handle all of our crosses. Trust that He will work everything for the good of all.
This kind of trust comes only through a personal relationship with Jesus. Our contact with Him will strengthen our abilbity to trust Him. Our time with Him will solidify our faith and enable us to say, “I have come to believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus, I trust in You.”

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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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