In The Beatitudes Of The Sermon On The Mount

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rewards may be expected. He gives the meaning of true happiness as an inward reality and provides guidance toward achieving it. The Beatitudes reflect our future reward if we are happy, we are poor, sad, meek, hungry, and hated, the kingdom of God will be ours. The world laughs, but we who test the teachings of Jesus find in them true and lasting happiness the world can never know In the beatitudes of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declares, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”Mt.5:3 In the Sacramentality of the poor, the spirit of God directs us to the path where one recognizes the luck warm of the soul before God. “But because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold I will spew you out of my mouth.” The spiritual poverty is the situation for everyone and we struggle to open our hearts to the grace which bestows for the salvation of a soul. “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life.” All of us are called to spiritual poverty, which describes a stance of utter dependence on God, not in any demeaning, servile sense, but in the sense of the principle and foundation. God is God, and we are creatures created to praise, love, and serve God. Before all else, we depend on God for our happiness and fulfillment. While we are grateful for our talents, abilities, wealth, and achievements, we are free enough to offer them to the service of God and others and to let go of them when they get in the way of that self-giving.” The

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