Sunday, 9 August 2009

Words of Wisdom from the Gospel of Matthew

Perhaps it’s just me; however, there seems to be a lot of bad news around at the moment. Christians in general and Traditional Catholics, in particular, appear to be getting a rough ride. They appear to be either increasingly marginalised, or in the case of Traditional Catholics as marginalised as ever. Perhaps now is the time to remember what Saint Matthew recorded about the marginalised - that they are blessed people:-

Gospel According to Saint Matthew, Chapter 5.

1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain, and when he was set down, his disciples came unto him. 2 And opening his mouth, he taught them, saying: 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land. 5 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

6 Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God. 10 Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye when they shall revile you, and persecute you, and speak all that is evil against you, untruly, for my sake: 12 Be glad and rejoice, for your reward is very great in heaven. For so they persecuted the prophets that were before you Douay-Rheims Bible.

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