Monday, June 8, 2009

Today's Gospel...

Who doesn't love the Beatitudes???

Mt 5:1-12

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,
and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
He began to teach them, saying:

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. (I don't think I am poor in spirit...)

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they will be comforted. (Thank God I don't have to mourn...)

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the land. (I am far from meek...)

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be satisfied. (I totally hunger & thirst for righteousness!!!)

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy. (Totally not compassionate...)

Blessed are the clean of heart,
for they will see God. (I wish I were cleaner!!!)

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God. (Not really a good peacemaker...)

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. (Not really persecuted...not understood!!!)

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you
and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me.
Rejoice and be glad,
for your reward will be great in heaven.
Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you." (I think people are afraid to mess with me...I have mean eyes!!!)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to report this to you but you do not have mean eyes and if you did your smile would ruin any attempt at intimidation anyway. I think you will always be forced to influence people with optimism- it's all over your face!
If you are starting to feel the suffering a bit more in the pregnancy let me encourage you- its so WORTH it! You are getting so close now too! almost to the two month mark....hang in there!( Can you just go live at the pool?)