Life, Hope And Truth
This week we hear a reading from the gospel of Matthew known as the Beatitudes or the Sermon on the Mount.
It is here that Jesus shares the attitudes of how to live life knowing that even in the midst of troubles we will be blessed in God’s grace. Sometimes it is about accomplishing a worthwhile goal, even a private, personal victory. Sometimes it is about improving one’s character. Sometimes it is best defined by living into one’s own personal mission, or finding a meaningful purpose to organize one’s life around. And sometimes it is about learning how to live in peace, happiness, generosity and love.
Someone put it like this: "I spent my life frantically climbing the ladder of success. When I got to the top I realized it was leaning against the wrong building. Even if she got to the top first, it made no difference. There is no merit in being first to arrive at the wrong place in life. Any life going after the things that count, will count as a life well spent.”