Tuesday April 1
St Matthew 5: 1- 3
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Who are the poor in spirit? Is Jesus talking about a financial poorness or those who are at the end of their rope and yet still love God with delight and praise?
Prayer: Great God, we thank You that we are blessed even when we are at the end of our rope and life looks grim. We thank You that we can come to You in prayer any time and know that You surround us with Your love and compassion. This we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Wednesday April 2
St Matthew 5: 4 – 5
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
Why would those who thought they have lost everything be blessed? Does being meek mean being letting people tromp all over your ideas and thoughts?
Prayer: Everlasting God, you embrace us when we think we have lost everything… yet You are carrying us. You love us no matter what we look like or act like. Thank You Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.