Personal Reflection 

Gospel Reading Matthew 5:1-12

Jesus went up the mountain, and he began to teach them saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the clean of heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Sharing the Mission

This solemnity of All Saints is a reminder and promise that through our baptism we already share in the glory of the saints whom we honor. This multitude of faithful followers of Christ beckon us to hear what Jesus teaches in the gospel: “Blessed are you…” Have you ever tried to make a list of what you would consider y our eight beatitudes or values? This could be very revealing and might show a very deep chasm between the values of our Lord and those by which we daily live.

Prayer

(Leader) May we work together to build up the kingdom of God,

(Together) Saints of God, intercede for us.

(Leader) May our desire for God draw us more deeply into prayer,

(Together) Saints of God, intercede for us.

(Leader) May we comfort the broken hearted in their sorrow,

(Together) Saints of God, intercede for us.

(Leader) May we feed the hungry and bring mercy to the poor,

(Together) Saints of God, intercede for us.

(Leader) May we be peacemakers,

(Together) Saints of God, intercede for us. Amen