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Thoughts for the Week
 
 

 

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Thoughts for the Week - Fr R Taouk 
10th November 2013

Dear Friends,

In the readings for the feast of all saints, the gospel set out the words of Our Lord in His sermon on the mount, in which He spoke to us of the beatitudes, which are none other than the Gospel in a simplified form. All the Beatitudes draw us out of our selfishness and help us to overcome ourselves. It is only when our lives are thus ordered to the principles that Our Lord set before us in the beatitudes that we shall attain peace and grow in holiness of life.

Poor in spirit: Indifferent to the goods of the world our wills are neither agitated nor disquieted by jealousy and envy, they are content in the simple things of life and not drawn constantly to always possess more.

Meek: Gentleness is a quality which counteracts the imperious desire to always be first, it necessarily curbs our pride and the pursuit of a disordered desire for the recognition of our excellence.

Sorrowful: Sorrow is the recognition that we are dissatisfied and that our desires are not fulfilled. When a man lives on the earth, pursuing nothing but worldly goals, he is living only half a superficial life; which offers no lasting happiness.

Desirous of justice: A just man is ordered in all his dealings with others; he is honest and worthy of confidence. A just man, in the fullest sense, is one who also recognizes his dependence on God, his Creator and Savior. Desirous of rectitude and order this man is turned by this beatitude toward to full satisfaction of gratitude and adoration which will only be perfected in the Beatific Vision.

Merciful: Mercy is being moved by compassion at the sight of the misery of another. The man who understands the ways of God knows full well the misery of those men who direct their lives only to the things of earth; they cause themselves profound dissatisfaction. This man also understands his own selfishness and sinful habits which are also a source of misery to himself.

Pure of heart: This is the man who is right and direct in intention and will, it does not firstly involve the moral virtue of purity. This is a man whose personal life is ordered and at peace. When a man's will is disposed by grace and directed to a life of virtue, ordered to God in a hierarchical manner he is at peace and content to see God in all His works.

Peacemakers: The peacemaker is not only an individual whose life is ordered properly and at peace within himself, but is one whose life is so perfectly ordered that his life radiates out to those around him and his influence is salvific. He becomes like God, a Savior, a channel of redemption, and thus a child of God.

O Jesus meek and humble of heart make my heart like unto Thine !