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Monday, June 09, 2014

Mary TV Daily Reflection 6/9/2014


  
Beatitude
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J.M.J
June 9, 2014
Monday, Tenth Week of Ordinary Time
St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church

Dear Family of Mary!

"Dear children, I call you all and accept you as my children. I am praying that you may accept me and love me as a mother. I have united all of you in my heart, I have descended among you and I bless you. I know that you desire consolation and hope from me because I love you and intercede for you. I ask of you to unite with me in my Son and to be my apostles. For you to be able to do so, I am calling you, anew, to love. There is no love without prayer - there is no prayer without forgiveness; because love is prayer - forgiveness is love. My children, God created you to love and you love so as to forgive. Every prayer that comes out of love unites you with my Son and the Holy Spirit; and the Holy Spirit illuminates you and makes you my apostles - apostles who will do everything they do in the name of the Lord. They will pray with their works and not just with words, because they love my Son and comprehend the way of truth which leads to eternal life. Pray for your shepherds that they may always lead you with a pure heart on the way of truth and love - the way of my Son. Thank you." June 2, 2014

Our Lady speaks of the "way of truth and love". She tells us that way is her Son, Jesus. Today our Gospel for Holy Mass is Matthew 5: 1-12, the Beatitudes! Jesus tells us in His most beautiful and simple way how to walk on the way of truth and love. Let's take time today to meditate on this way, through the words of our Savior:

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. (Mt 5: 1-12) 

One way to make the Beatitudes more concrete is to insert after each one something personal in our own lives that we could use to live out the beatitude. For instance, after "Blessed are the merciful..." we might think of someone we know who needs a merciful act of kindness or forgiveness and resolve to do it. Or after "Blessed are the peacemakers..." we could remember family members or friends who may be having a misunderstanding, and we could pray for them or do something concrete to reunite them. You see what I mean, find a way to make the beatitude concrete in our own personal life. This would be a wonderful way to begin to walk on the way of truth and love.

".... Every prayer that comes out of love unites you with my Son and the Holy Spirit; the Holy Spirit illuminates you and makes you my apostles - apostles who will do everything they do in the name of the Lord. [You] will pray with [your] works and not just with words, because [you] love my Son and comprehend the way of truth which leads to eternal life."

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
© Mary TV 2014
 
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