The Beatitude: A Way of Happiness

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MY daily reflection and prayer: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dear all,
Here is the Gospel for us today, according to St. Luke 6:20-26.

Raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said:

“Blessed are you who are poor, for the Kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.

Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.

But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false
prophets in this way.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord Praise to You Lord, Jesus Christ.


Today, Jesus teaches us on the beatitude, that is a way of happiness. It happens by transcending every difficulty and trouble that can weigh us down with grief and despair. It’s called as His sermon on the mount. The sermon of happiness. He addresses the issue of where true happiness can be found.

As we know it well, the word beatitude literally means happiness or blessedness. It’s why we are able to call it a way of happiness of Jesus. We can only find it by transforming our within and converting our heart and mind.

The beatitude can only be fulfilled in God. It can only come about through the gift and working of the Holy Spirit. It will be full of contradiction.
How can we possibly find happiness in poverty, hunger, mourning, and persecution? What does it mean? It means that the joy and happiness of heaven can only be found by making ourselves empty from all that would shut God out of our hearts.

In Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist, we seek God alone as the greatest treasure of us. There we seek strength in God’s word and the Holy Spirit. We are also led to joyful freedom from the burden of guilt and oppression. We realize that we can live without joy that God reveals to the humble of heart the true source of abundant life and happiness. In Perpetual Adoration we worship Jesus who promises us that the joys of heaven will more than compensate for the troubles and hardships we can expect in this world. Let’s seek the joy and happiness by hungering and thirsting for God alone.

Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, increase our hunger for You and show us the way leads to the beatitude, the everlasting happiness and peace. May we desire You above all else and find perfect joy in doing Your will by serving others lovingly, forever and ever. Amen.

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