Sunday Reflection 2/19/17

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Happy Sunday Friends ~

The third beatitude

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

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THE MEEK are those who are gentle, humble, and unassuming, simple in faith and patient in the face of every affront. Imbued with the precepts of the gospel, they imitate the meekness of the Lord, who says, “Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.”

TO SEE what meekness is, you must look not at meekness but at Christ. Saying meekness is this or that sends you to concepts which are pale copies of reality. Saying “Jesus is meek” sends you to the living reality of it.

IF IT IS the meek, the helpless, the disabled, who will inherit the earth, this is perhaps because the earth, God’s earth, the real earth, can be had on no other terms. It is a gift.

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THE LAND is always inherited; it is not taken. It is not ours to take, but God’s to give. Thus we have no absolute right to it. Our “inheritance” of any land ultimately demands fidelity to God’s vision for the household, how we are to live in the land.

THERE IS radiant meekness in Mary’s response to the archangel Gabriel: “Here I am, the servant of the Lord. Let it be with me just as you have said” (Luke 1:38). … In all its meekness, no other act in human history has had such significance. Through Mary, our Creator became one with us in the flesh.

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GENTLENESS, to be sure, is a fruit of meekness. But the main point about the meek is not their gentleness but their quiet faith and trust in God.
The meek turn again and again to God for help, for direction, and for the sheer joy of it.

Which brings me to my new favorite saint ~ Mother Teresa

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She is perfect in my eyes.

Love you Mother Teresa ~

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Much love,

Rose

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4 thoughts on “Sunday Reflection 2/19/17

  1. What a lovely post! Always enjoy your Sunday posts! Thanks!

    Mother Teresa was such a wonderful lady and gave so much to those around her. Her God and her people were always put first — Mother Teresa always put herself last! She experienced “true” joy in her life — Jesus, Others and You!

    Blessings to you!

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    • Thank you Mary Ann – I’m so glad you enjoy the Sunday Reflection posts.
      I am just learning about Mother Teresa and after the 8 Beatitudes I am going to dedicate my Sunday Reflection to her.
      Have a wonderful week.

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