We read

Matthew 5, 1-13  

Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

We pray

Dear God, thank you for the Beatitudes. Please help me to follow your teachings for a blessed and happy life by loving those people whom we don’t like very much, so that they will know that I am your disciple. Amen 

We live

The first beatitude is, ‘blessed are the poor in sprit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ Jesus is asking us to be humble and not to be too attached to material things. Jesus wants us to appreciate what we have and not always ask for more. 

Today we give thanks to God for all that we have, and we do not ask our parents or anyone one else to give/buy us something which we do really need.