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Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.2

Daily Devotional: Holy Spirit/Holy Souls Gift of the Holy Spirit: Knowledge—the correct estimation of created things and their relative value before God. Proclamation of Faith: “I believe in Jesus Christ.” The Blessed Mother: In imitation of the Blessed Mother, let us look to Jesus as our Good Shepherd. Jesus: In imitation of Jesus, let us imitate His generosity of heart in being merciful to others.
Glorious Characteristic: Integrity—we will retain all the parts of our old bodies, our bodies will be complete. (John 20:24-27) Spiritual Work of Mercy: Comfort the sorrowful. Corporal Work of Mercy: Comfort the imprisoned. Sacrament: Confirmation Commandment:
  1. Honor your father and mother.
Thought for the Day: Adapted from Mother Teresa: Prayer leads to humility, which leads to obedience, which leads to love, which leads to eternal life.

Today’s Reading

Monday of Holy Week

John 12:1-11

Today’s gospel story is dinner at the home of Lazarus. There is an interplay of personalities that show the humanity present in and around Jesus as His life is plotted from Him.
We have the family of Lazarus: Martha, Mary and Lazarus. They love the Lord and hold this banquet in His honor. Mary brings out an expensive jar of ointment to show her love for him.
Judas complains about the waste of the ointment claiming his concern for the poor. Notice the kindness and gentleness of Jesus. He neither corrects nor condemns Judas. Jesus does the same for us. When we are in sin, He does not criticize us. He calmly waits for us to repent.
And the chief priests continue their plotting to kill both Lazarus and the Lord. The serene countenance of the Lord is a lesson for us on how to handle stressful situations. He wants us to be present in the moment and trust in Him.
May our daily prayer make us more like Jesus so that we may respond to all people with His calm serenity.

An original writing https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jn+12%3A1-11&version=NABRE

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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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