Come To The Mountain of the Lord: Becoming Beatitude People - Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12
Questions for Reflection:
1. What word or phrase would you suggest to translate "blessed" in today's culture? What is surprising about Jesus' understanding of who is "blessed"?
2. The Beatitudes are not a check list of things we need to do in order to gain God's approval. They are in fact characteristics of those who are already in relationship with Jesus. However we need to be reminded from time to time that there are areas in our life that we need to ask Christ to transform us into who He wants us to be. What beatitude(s) can yu ask God to infuse you with his grace?
Father, thank you that I am blessed and that I am your child. Today I ask that your ____________________ (generosity, peace, comfort, humility, mercy, vision, justice, courage) become a deeper reality in my life. Thank you that you will do what you say. Amen