Posts tagged The Beatitudes

The poor shall be rich

Monday 14 February 2022

In his statement on the ‘blessed’ and ‘woes’, Christ inverts so much of what the world would have us believe. Far too often we might find ourselves making material wealth and security our first priority. Christ points to spiritual poverty, obedience to the teaching of God, and rejection by the world, as being the means to fullness of life in God.

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, Fra Angelico (c.1395–1455), 1423 Fiesole; National Gallery, London

Rejoice and be glad

Sunday 1 November 2020

The vast majority of the Saints are unknown to us, but they all accepted the offer which God makes: they lived in his grace and allowed him to transform them from fallen and sinful people, to redeemed and sanctified people.