Posted by: livingscripture | June 6, 2016

Tenth Monday in Ordinary Time



From the Word of the Day


Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him.  
And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed…    (Matthew 5: 1)


 How should we live this Word sermon_on_the_mount_hat[1]

The discourse that Jesus is about to make is inscribed in a Wisdom scenario.  Matthew traces out the details of this event.  It deals with a prelude that recalls another mountain the Word has told us of: Sinai where Moses received the Law.  “He sat down”, even the attitude of the Master is of one who teaches.  The fact that it deals with an important announcement is further emphasized by the solemn introductory formula, “He opened His mouth”.  Then, for nine times the Lord pronounces the word ‘blessed’.  It is a paradoxical discourse that is at the heart of the Gospel.  They are words that contrast with current social rules and with the common meaning of life, but that promise the Kingdom of Heaven to those who practice them.

Today, I will ask Jesus to help me understand the heart of the Good News He came to bring.

The Voice of Cl. Geffre, Theologian

You who cry, you who suffer, you who hunger and thirst for something different and new, the Good News of the Gospel is what brings happiness and it is already at your door if you understand that the actual gift of God’s love is greater than your suffering and your dissatisfaction.



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Comment by Sr. Graziella Curti, FMA


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