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Blessed Are the Pure of Heart – A Reflection on an Often Misunderstood Beatitude and Virtue COMMUNITY IN MISSION - August 25, 2015 One of the beatitudes taught by Jesus is often misunderstood, largely due to the popular translations of it from the Greek text: "Blessed are the pure of heart," or "Blessed are the clean of heart." Let's look at three facets of the beatitude: its fundamental meaning, its focus, and the freedom it gives. I. Fundamental Meaning – While the words "pure" and "clean," are not inauthentic translations of the Greek word καθαρός ( katharos ), ...http://blog.adw.org/2015/08/blessed-are-the-pure-of-heart-a-reflection-on-an-often-misunderstood-beatitude-and-virtue/
Blessed Are You Blog Tour SPIRITUAL WOMAN - August 14, 2015 Blessed are You: Finding Inspiration from our Sisters in Faith by Melanie Rigney examines each of the beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew and offers the example of four female saints or blesseds who put that beatitude into practice. Living the beatitudes are "a way to follow Jesus. They lay out an exceedingly difficult way to live," but these women show us that it is doable. Also, the beatitudes are in the present tense." Rigney reminds ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/SPBgN/~3/VAdIvfILsX4/blessed-are-you-blog-tour.html
June 15 - Homily for Today FATHER BILL DINGA'S BLOG - June 15, 2015 ... respond as you did to what life throws at us, having your priorities, focusing on your Father in heaven, who is also ours, who was the source of all of your right thinking and behaving and can likewise be ours! A lamp to my feet is your word, Lord God, a light to my ...http://fatherbill1975.blogspot.com/2015/06/june-15-homily-for-today.html
Reflection: Matthew 5:1-12 THE DOME BLOG - June 8, 2015 10th Week in Ordinary Time – Matthew 5:1-12 Today Jesus is teaching his disciples. In his teaching, he gifts them with the Beatitudes. We all are familiar with the Beatitudes. However, do we take the time to sit with these eight beautiful teachings and ask ourselves: "How do I strive to be a living example of this beatitude?" Today is Monday, the beginning of a new week. I invite you to read the whole Gospel and reflect on it. Then ...http://ferdinandbenedictines.blogspot.com/2015/06/reflection-matthew-51-12.html