Sixth Sunday Ordinary Time (Lk. 6:17, 20-26) “The Beatitudes” Lk. 6:20-26 Luke sums up Matthew’s nine Beatitudes, (Mt. 5:3-12) into four. Both, contain promises for a decisive moral decision. It invites us to purify our hearts of bad instinct and above all else to seek the love of God.
True happiness is not found in material riches or well-being, in human fame or power, or any human achievement however beneficial it may be; Not in the field of science, technology and arts, or indeed any other creature; but in God alone, the source of all good and of love. (CCC 1723)
The Beatitude’s are addressed to all disciples, and they are instructions of what it means to follow Christ. It is better understood by considering it’s opposite, the “woes” as warnings for the coming judgment. In the end, the Beatitudes counter the world’s understanding of true happiness, showing thatit is not found in riches, gratification, entertainment and fame, but in God alone.
What is my perception of blessedness? How can I grow in love each day? Are my daily choices leading me to a blessed life?
Be in God,