June 8, 2020

Today we hear Christ’s sermon on the mount. What positives are given us! What hopes are set before us: the kingdom of heaven is ours; we will be comforted; we will inherit the land; we will be satisfied; we will be shown mercy; we will see God; we will be called children of God.

This famous sermon to his disciples teaches the underlying moral lessons of the ten commandments. Moses received the law of God on Mount Sinai, and the disciples received the moral law of Christ on Mount Eremos (traditionally ascribed as the place of the sermon of the beatitudes).

Jesus was meek; he thirsted for righteousness; he was merciful; he wept; he was clean of heart; he was a peacemaker; he suffered and was persecuted. This is the Christ who is all things to all people. Conduct ourselves as true Christians, and the rewards are tremendous knowing what we do, we do out of love.

God established himself as the God of the ten commandments, the requirements of the covenant God has made with us. The beatitudes are the moral law growing from the Old Testament—the new moral compass for Christ’s followers. Christ has come to show the way forward.

Today thoughtfully handwrite the beatitudes and pause for meditation.

Let Us Pray:

Dear Lord, my sorrows are many; my afflictions overwhelm; may I find comfort for I sing: My help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:2)


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About Joe McCormack

Joe McCormack is an Associate of the Blessed Sacrament and a parishioner at St Paschal Baylon Church in Cleveland, Ohio.