By Graham Michael

Poor in Spirit

Jesus begins his Beatitudes with, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matt. 5:3). According to the standards of the world, to live a good life, to be truly happy, it is necessary to have wealth and independence. These characteristics are essential to what would constitute success today. However, …

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The Pure in Heart

The sixth beatitude is, “blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (5:8). To be “pure in heart” is to be holistically devoted to God in thought, word, and deed. In the Bible, the heart refers to seat of the will, which drives our decisions and commitments. For this reason, it is …

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The Meek

The third beatitude is, “blessed are the meek, for they shall inherent the earth” (Matt. 5:5). The Greek word for meek (praus) may refer to someone who is afflicted, which is not merely from difficult circumstances but primarily because they choose to restrain their strength for a greater good or purpose. The meek are those …

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday marks the greatest day the world has ever known. It is the most glorious day for the Church; the most significant day for all of humanity; the most beautiful day for all of creation. To regard it as any less is to underestimate its gravity for our life today and underappreciate its glory …

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