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Sunday

<May 1, 2022>

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

John 21:1-19

Today’s gospel takes place after the resurrection. The disciples did not see Jesus daily as they had before the Passion. So when Jesus calls to them from the shore to cast their net into the sea, they did not know it was the Lord. There is a reminicence of when Peter first met Jesus and Peter hauled in the biggest catch of fish. John is first to say it is Jesus, but Peter is first to go to Him: “He put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the sea.”
May our response to recognition of the Lord be as immediate as Peter’s!
After the disciples come ashore and eat breakfast, the Lord gives Peter the opportunity to declare his love for Him three times to counterbalance Peter’s three denials of Jesus. The Lord is always seeking us out to give us opportunities to return to Him declaring our love for Him. May we take advantage of any opportunity to do so.

An Original Writing https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jn+21%3A1-19&version=NRSV

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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.

Content

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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