Blessed are they……

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Matthew 5:1-12

In these words and phrases we learn how to care for people.   The Eight Beatitudes form the core of the Christian life.

As Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., writes in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, they are the “promises of happiness made by Christ to those who faithfully accept his teaching and follow his divine example.” While, as mentioned, we refer to those in Heaven as in a state of beatitude, the¬†happiness promised in the Eight Beatitudes is not something to be found in the future, in our next life, but right here and now by those who live their lives in accordance with the will of Christ.