They will be called children of god blessed are they

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Unformatted text preview: Sermon on the Mount, II.11 Beatitude Fittingness of reward Gift of the Holy Spirit Blessed are the poor in spirit (contempt of riches and honor) Men give up riches and honor and receive a kingdom Fear of the Lord – One does not seek to magnify oneself through riches and honor “Hallowed be Thy Name” We make holy God’s name through fear Blessed are the meek (Moderation of irascible passions, e.g. anger) Men give up security of acquisition by force, and receive secure possession of the earth Piety – Through meekness, one removes impediments to reverence “Thy Kingdom Come” We seek for God’s kingdom, and not resist it through pride Blessed are those who mourn (Moderation of concupiscible passions, e.g. desire) Men give up consolation of delights, and receive consolation against labors of life Science – Right judgment concerning creatures, such that are not an occasion to turn from God. “Thy Will be Done” We pray for God’s will so that we will not mourn Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice (Fervent desire for works of justice) Men give up refilling themselves with temporal goods through injustice, and receive true justice from God Fortitude – Virtue of firmness in doing difficult deeds “Give us This Day Our Daily Bread” Those who hunger will receive their daily bread Blessed are the merciful (Virtue of liberality and beneficence) Men who fear works of mercy because of mixing in the sorrows of others will receive freedom from all suffering. Counsel – This gift concerns actions useful for a certain end; in this case, useful for mercy “Forgive Us Our Trespasses” Counsel is that by which we are merciful Blessed are the pure in heart (Disposition to contemplative life – perfection of man in himself) Pure heart merits a clear vision of the divine. Understanding – This gift perfects the mind with divine vision, and frees it from errors “Lead Us not into Temptation” We pray for a pure heart, and not to be “two hearted” by love of temporal goods. Blessed are the peacemakers (Perfection of man with respect to others) To make peace between oneself and others is to imitate God Himself. Wisdom – It is proper to wisdom to give order, and peacemakers bring the “tranquility of order” to the world “Deliver us from Evil” Liberation from evil makes us free sons of God. August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Petition of the Our Father Page 34 of 38 Grade 8 Saints In Eighth Grade, students are to review for greater understanding the following truths of Faith except where a teaching is to be introduced, which will be bolded. 1. Mary watches over us from Heaven with much love. She is a special friend of children (CCC 495) 2. God the Father chose her to be the Mother of the Savior. God created her “full of grace” so that she could become the mother of the Savior (Luke 1:28). (CCC 490). 3. Mary was conceived without original sin, which we call the Immaculate Conception, and gre...
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