Dear Family of Assumption,
In Today’s Gospel Matthew tells us of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
The Beatitudes are a way to teach about who will find favor with God. The word Beatitude refers to a state of deep joy. Jesus told us that if we live the Beatitudes we would be blessed. This is what the word beatitude means – “blessed” – it also means “happiness.” If we have the courage to trust in Jesus’ words and follow him, we will come to know what true happiness really is.
May we live in the spirit of the Beatitudes and measure our lives according to them.