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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

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God

Luke 24:35-48

Today’s gospel is the aftermath of The Road to Emmaus. As if that story wasn’t enoungh, the disciples ran to recount their story to the apostles. And as they tell what happened on the road to Emmaus, Jesus appears to all of them as well.
Can you imagine the excitement of the followers of Jesus? The immense bolstering of their faith that took place when the Lord appeared to them gave them the courage and fortitude to go forth and encourage others in the faith. We see already, the gifts of the Holy Spirit are growing even before Pentecost. This gives validation to the presence of the Holy Spirit in Baptism. His gifts are given to us at Baptism, but we are new in the faith. And those gifts must grow in us as we grow in our faith.
Let us pray today to be encouraged by the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist so much so that we use the gifts of the Holy Spirit present in us to spread the faith today in our little circle of life.

An original writing https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Lk+24%3A20-48&version=NRSVCE

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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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