Life is much more important than food, and the body much more important than clothes. Instead, be concerned with His Kingdom, and He will provide you with these things.
Luke 12:23,31

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Family Bible Study - Sunday, November 1st, 2009 - Feast of All Saints

Gospel Passage
Matt. 5:1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat
down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying:
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Questions for Discussion:
1. Do you know why God made you and put you on earth? It is so that you
can become a saint? What is a saint?

2. How do these Beatitudes (special teachings of Jesus about what will make us
“blessed” or truly happy) which we read in the Gospel story help us to
become holy?

3. Many people in the world say that you have to be rich, powerful,
or beautiful to be happy. Jesus says those things don’t matter to God
and we shouldn’t care about them either. Jesus says, instead, to be poor in spirit, meek and merciful, and pure of heart. What do you think is right and why?
used with permission - Fr. Roger Landry

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