Thursday, 1st November, Feast of All Saints

Matthew 5:1–12

When
Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his
disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed
are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those
who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will
inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled. Blessed
are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called
children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs
is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed
are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil
against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is
great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were
before you.”

 

Reflection

 

•      When
I listen to Jesus and
his words of life, which Beatitude do I find most affirming?

•      Which of these Beatitudes challenges me the most?