Monday, June 11, 2018

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa: (1910 – 1997: Found the Missionaries of Charity)

Gospel text:(MT 5:1-12)
When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain,
and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.
He began to teach them, saying:

"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.
Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you."

Mother Teresa caused India, among nuns in the United States who had no respect for her because she was an old-style nun. Mother Teresa was standing up for Christ. Each of us must do this. 

We need to cause controversy sometimes. The reality is that sometimes when we speak the truth, people don't want to hear it. 

So, are we people that speak the truth? Do we cause controversy? Are we persecuted sometimes because of it? If it is so, don't be sad, be GLAD, because your reward in heaven is great! 

Got it? Get it? Good! 

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