Matthew 5

“When Jesus saw the crowds, he began to teach them…’Blessed are the poor, those who mourn, the hungry, and those who are persecuted…"

Reflection:
It is obvious that Jesus had a preference for the poor and needy. He calls them “blessed” because He knew that they would be graced with His sustaining strength.

Prayer:

Lord God, we do not always feel "blessed" when sorrows and sufferings come our way. Teach us how to lean on Your love when it does.