Monday, November 1, 2021

“There is an old saying: “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” …. Do you believe that?........ Each of us is called to greatness and the key to discovering that greatness is, it has NOTHING to do with us. Only God is great and if you allow him to work in your life, that greatness will shine thru you!......No matter how many earthly gifts you have been given, our time on this earth is short and what we can accomplish has limits, no matter who we are. However, if we commit to emptying ourselves of “self” and allow God to fill us, God’s greatest will shine thru our lives. That is what saints figured out and did…… Remember, only saints change the world, don’t miss the opportunity…Strive to be one and you too will set the world on fire!”

Gospel Text: (Mt 5:1-12a)

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.”


Reflect, today, upon the beautiful truth that you are called to become a saint. And the surest path to sainthood is the Beatitudes. Read them carefully. Meditate upon them and know that they reveal to you how God is calling you to live. If one of these Beatitudes stands out to you, then spend time focusing upon it. Work to internalize these graces, and God will work wonders in your life, one day making this solemnity within our Church a true celebration of your life well lived.


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