Beatitudes

As we prepare for the upcoming celebration of Thanksgiving, let us remember what the Lord said so long ago:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
  Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.
  Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.
  Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
  Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.
  Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.
  Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
   Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Let us pray:

God, give us a sense of gratitude especially during this time of year.  Thank You for all You have given us…positions of service here at St. Vincent, our friends and loved ones, our wisdom and health, and even for the struggles we encounter that draw us closer to You.

In Your name I pray,

Amen

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