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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

Third Sunday of Easter

Luke 24:13-35

Today’s gospel reading is the story of the Road to Emmaus. We have all heard this story many times over. But the depth of meaning it has is endless. Do you wonder who the second person was who walked with Jesus? Cleopas was named, but the other not.
Why didn’t they recognize Jesus? Obviously He looked different after the resurrection. Don’t you wonder how? and Why?
On the way, Jesus opened their minds to all the ways He had fulfilled the prophecy of the Old Testament. Do you wonder how many ways He revealed to them? Did He give them five, or ten, or even more?
And as Jesus is revealed in the Breaking of the Bread, picture wonder, excitement, and awe in their reaction. Was He gone immediately? Did He stay to be present for their reaction or was He gone in that instant?
How would you have reacted if you had been on that Road to Emmaus?
Jesus is revealed to us at every mass in the Breaking of the Bread. Do we react with wonder, excitement, and awe? Be honest.
May God be merciful to us in our humanity. And may the Blessed Mother teach us to recognize and react to Jesus with the wonder and awe He deserves.

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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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