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Spiritual Exercises – Day 16

 

On today’s show, we focused on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12):

When He 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.

Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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.”

Today’s musical selection was “Litany of Humility” by Danielle Rose.

Listen to the podcast of the show here.

One Comment

  1. Jude Okpala says:

    Gary!

    Thank you for your good work. I have read more on the Beatitudes. I don’t know if you are familiar with Pope Benedict XVI’s book, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. His section on the beatitudes is pure theological/linguistic exegesis. He calls “The Beatitudes” the condition for discipleship of Jesus that presupposes transvaluation of values– turning things around through paradoxes; it is through suffering that one becomes blessed, As such, the beatitude prefigures His passion and death and hence exaltation on the Right Hand of God.

    You capture that in your words; know him and become like him.

    Keep up the good work!

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