Beatitudes

Laughing Beneath the Lash

The following is the eighth of an eight-part Advent series on the Beatitudes, which are found in the opening section of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. The Church considers the Beatitudes the very heart of Jesus' preaching.

Peace by Piece by Piece

The following is the seventh of an eight-part Advent series on the Beatitudes, which are found in the opening section of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. The Church considers the Beatitudes the very heart of Jesus' preaching.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God" (Mt 5:9)


When I think of the word "peacemaker," two images come to mind.

'We Should Be Lovers'

The following is the sixth of an eight-part Advent series on the Beatitudes, which are found in the opening section of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. The Church considers the Beatitudes the very heart of Jesus' preaching.

"Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God" (Mt 5:8).

Mercy, Mercy We

The following is the fifth of an eight-part Advent series on the Beatitudes, which are found in the opening section of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. The Church considers the Beatitudes the very heart of Jesus' preaching.

"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy" (Mt 5:7).

Maybe they are seven years old. Maybe they are five. If they are 12 or 13 maybe we'd all be better because of it.

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