SUNDAY -C- FEBRUARY 17, 2019
Jeremiah 17: 5-8; Psalm 1; I Cor. 15: 12, 16-20; Luke 6: 17,
By Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed
for persons on the run. "Faith Book" is also brief enough to
be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.
From today’s Gospel reading:
said, "Blessed are you who are poor,
kingdom of God is yours."
Jesus announced, the blessings of the kingdom are already
present to his disciples – but not fully. Thus, his
Beatitudes stir up hope and form our way of thinking and
acting as we wait for the fullness of God’s Reign. We
persevere in our struggles to live as members of God’s
community and we pay special attention to those in need,
those Jesus has called " blessed."
So, we ask ourselves:
What norms do I use to measure "success" in
How would those norms measure up to the
Beatitudes? Or, are they among the "woes"