Jesus calls all disciples to embody and commit to these attitudes of the heart.
The attitudes of gentleness, peacefulness, meekness, simplicity, mercy, purity, justice and honesty are all outlined in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. These are the values we should seek to live out every day, especially in our relationships with others.
I encourage you to read the Beatitudes with your family because they outline the meaning of happiness and how to attain it. Is there anything preventing you from experiencing true happiness? If so, how can you have a fresh start today?
Let us close in prayer:
Lord, we believe that living your beatitudes
causes us to become an explosion of joy.
As a family, when we practice works of mercy,
we feel immense delight.
Help us not to falter in living each day with mercy.
About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.
Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C. serves as the International Director of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Prior to his ordination Father Pinto received many degrees in areas ranging from Political Science to Theology. Ordained a priest in 1999, he served as a parish priest, vice principal and administrator of Holy Cross School in Northeast India. Father Pinto grew up in Kerala, India with his 8 siblings. In 2010 he came to the United States for further studies, pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. If you run into him, you may hear him say, "A life well lived is a life lived for others," a mantra he strives to live by.