In today’s Gospel from Luke 6:20-26, it is filled with blessings and woes!
Let’s look at the blessings: Blessed are you who are poor Blessed are you who are now hungry Blessed are you who are now weeping Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man
Let’s look at the woes: Woe to you who are rich Woe to you who are filled now Woe to you who laugh now Woe to you when all speak well of you
When I think about how I live my life, it’s very hard to even think where I might stand in the presence of God. It reminds me all the more that I can depend on myself for nothing and like a child, I must depend completely on my Lord.
Jesus, it is very difficult to follow you. I pray to be open to your grace to be transformed into the child of God you created me to be. Lord, have mercy on me a sinner. Amen.