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The Blessed: Persecuted and Rewarded

After proclaiming the Eight Beatitudes, Christ promised to bless His faithful disciples. He said: “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake. Rejoice, and … Continue reading

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The Eighth Beatitude

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5:10). “‘Blessed are they who suffer persecution for righteousness’ sake, that is for virtue, for defending others, for piety, for all these things … Continue reading

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The Seventh Beatitude

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God” (Mt 5:9). “When you have made your inward parts clean from every of sin, that dissentions and contentions may not proceed from your temper, begin peace within … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatitude

“Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7). “Justice and mercy are so united, that the one ought to be mingled with the other; justice without mercy is cruelty; mercy without justice, profusion.” -Glossa Ordinaria “The merciful … Continue reading

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The Second Beatitude

“Blessed are they that mourn; for they shall be comforted” (Mt 5:4). “They who weep for their own sins are blessed, but much more so who weep for others’ sins.” -Pseudo-Chrysostom “The mourning here meant is not for the dead … Continue reading

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A Lampstand

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ said, “Neither do men light a lamp to put it under a corn-measure, but on a stand, to give light to all that are in the house” (Mt 5:15). Let us hear how … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth

In His Sermon on the Mount, Christ said to His disciples: “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be … Continue reading

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