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The Sunday Before Ash Wednesday

February 11, 2010

UNDERSTANDING THE BEATITUDES

Have you ever wondered why often spoke so negatively about those who are rich?

This Sunday, we hear Luke’s version of the Sermon on the Mount, where Jesus offers us the Beatitudes.  However, rather than the 9 “Blessed’s” we hear in Matthew, Luke offers 4 “Blessed’s” and 4 “Woes.”  Through Jesus’ message, Luke offers us a chance to consider our own need for God and why we often experience so much suffering as we journey towards Heaven.

Our faith is meant to be an experience, something much more than what remains in our mind.  But how are we to create an experience, on our part, so God can transform us?  To find out, take a listen and prepare for the season of Lent which begins this Wednesday.

CLICK HERE for the Sunday Readings (Jeremiah 17.5-8; Ps 1; 1 Corinthians 15.12, 16-20; Luke 6.17, 20-26)

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