Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Beatitudes

Speaking from the heart here. A bit frustrated. Both my college kids are in public colleges. Sadly, both deal daily with persecutors of the faith. They seem to hate Catholics. They are sometimes proud of their Catholic background, yet they speak so disrespectfully of the teachings of the church. Don't get me wrong, these professors are non-Catholic as well. They are male & female, old and young.

It seems a bit like building your house on sand (Matthew 7:15-29) to base ones principles on the condemnation of another's. I have never been in a Mass where we were taught to hate another. Whether it be about religion, politics, and anything else in between. So I find it hard that these professors waste good time and money polluting the airways.

I am not worried about my college kids. They are able to defend the faith when they deem in necessary. I am concerned about those who do not know Christ, that they will be misled.

I'll close with the Beatitudes found in Matthew, they can help us all cope at times such as these.

The Beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek; for they shall posses the land.
Blessed are they who mourn; for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice; for they shall have their fill.
Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart; for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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