When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain.  After He was seated, His disciples gathered around Him.  Then He began to teach as follows:  “Blessed…”                 – Mt. 5:1-2

Reflection. The eight Beatitudes are considered folly by many who follow the wisdom of this world.  In reality, however, they are the blueprint of a true Christian humanism.  People learn to care for one another day by day.

Prayer. Heavenly Father, help me to understand these words of Jesus.  Enable me to be meek and humble of heart, as Jesus was.