JUST ONE MINUTE
In Sunday's Gospel Jesus gives us the Beatitudes. “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." We can hear the Beatitudes and the rest of the Sermon on the Mount as routine. The first 10 minutes of "The Chosen" season 3 episode 1 offers us a wonderful look into what it may have been like to hear Jesus’ words for the first time. How very shocking the message was, and how it is truly Good News!
Reflection: Take some time today to read through the Gospel or watch the clip with an open heart and mind. Visit with Jesus about what is most striking.
— Deacon Danny Hartnedy