The Beatitudes

By Fr. Dan De Los Angeles June 11,2018
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The Beatitudes

By Fr. Dan De Los Angeles June 11,2018
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Monday, June 11, 2018
10th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
1st Reading: Acts 11:21b-26;13:1-3
Gospel: Matthew5:1-12
When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.He began to teach them, saying:Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me.Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
D@iGITAL-EXPERIENCE
(Daily Gospel in the Assimilated Life Experience)
The “Beatitudes” (from the Latin word for blessed) show how God’s justice reverses earthly fortunes. The general rule is that those who are fortunate will find themselves at the losing end in the next life. This sounds unfair if we consider how short earthly life is.
But if fortunes will not be reversed it will be too unfair for those who suffer on earth. God prefers to be fair to those who suffer now, never mind if in the process he appears unfair to those who have life’s choicest portion on earth.
There are times when we try to hasten the reversal of fortune by calling down upon the jubilant unjust persons God’s heavy hand of justice. This is revenge in disguise. “Vengeance is mine”, says the Lord. Revenge is not only evil because it is “lex talionis”, but also because it is a direct affront to God to whom the right to punish the wicked and reward the just belong.
Sometimes we take revenge under the pretext of sparing God the hassle of having to exact justice from bad people. But how much can we really get even with our persecutor when we take revenge? The exaction of justice is better left to the vengeance of God. When he strikes, repercussions can be scary.
The beatitudes outline how God’s justice reverses fortunes. We need not hasten this process because justice itself often rushes down upon the unjust even in this lifetime by the principle of comeuppance. Under this principle, a bad person suffers the results of his wrongdoing. When comeuppance strikes your persecutor, never nurture a vengeful heart. Otherwise you will have already pre-empted the reversal of fortunes and can expect nothing in the life to come. – (Atty.) Rev. Fr. Dan Domingo P. delos Angeles, Jr., D.M.
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Monday, June 11, 2018
10th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
1st Reading: Acts 11:21b-26;13:1-3
Gospel: Matthew5:1-12
When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him.He began to teach them, saying:Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land.Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God.Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me.Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
D@iGITAL-EXPERIENCE
(Daily Gospel in the Assimilated Life Experience)
The “Beatitudes” (from the Latin word for blessed) show how God’s justice reverses earthly fortunes. The general rule is that those who are fortunate will find themselves at the losing end in the next life. This sounds unfair if we consider how short earthly life is.
But if fortunes will not be reversed it will be too unfair for those who suffer on earth. God prefers to be fair to those who suffer now, never mind if in the process he appears unfair to those who have life’s choicest portion on earth.
There are times when we try to hasten the reversal of fortune by calling down upon the jubilant unjust persons God’s heavy hand of justice. This is revenge in disguise. “Vengeance is mine”, says the Lord. Revenge is not only evil because it is “lex talionis”, but also because it is a direct affront to God to whom the right to punish the wicked and reward the just belong.
Sometimes we take revenge under the pretext of sparing God the hassle of having to exact justice from bad people. But how much can we really get even with our persecutor when we take revenge? The exaction of justice is better left to the vengeance of God. When he strikes, repercussions can be scary.
The beatitudes outline how God’s justice reverses fortunes. We need not hasten this process because justice itself often rushes down upon the unjust even in this lifetime by the principle of comeuppance. Under this principle, a bad person suffers the results of his wrongdoing. When comeuppance strikes your persecutor, never nurture a vengeful heart. Otherwise you will have already pre-empted the reversal of fortunes and can expect nothing in the life to come. – (Atty.) Rev. Fr. Dan Domingo P. delos Angeles, Jr., D.M.
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