MATTHEW 5, 1 – 12a
1 Seeing the crowds, Jesus went onto the mountain. And when he was seated his disciples came to him.
2 Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:
3 How blessed are the poor in spirit: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
4 Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance.
5 Blessed are those who mourn: they shall be comforted.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for uprightness: they shall have their fill.
7 Blessed are the merciful: they shall have mercy shown them.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart: they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: they shall be recognised as children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted in the cause of uprightness: the kingdom of Heaven is theirs.
11 Blessed are you when people abuse you and persecute you and speak all kinds of calumny against you falsely on my account.
12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
New Jerusalem Bible
Over the past seven Sundays we were on the way with Jesus in the intense formation he gave his close circle of disciples.
The Beatitudes which begins the Sermon on the Mount — called the Magna Carta of Jesus’ teaching — invites us to sense the blessedness of this new reality, experienced and embodied by all the saints (G).
In committing ourselves to emulate these people gathered around God’s throne (1) we too long to see God’s face (P) as God’s children (2) in the world yet to come as we partake in realizing the new world Jesus Christ came to proclaim and bring about here on earth.
With all the saints what songs can we bless God’s glory and wisdom in thanksgiving in this Eucharist (1)?
For All the Saints
Lyrics: William W How
Tune: Ralph Vaughn Williams SINE NOMINE
PRESENTATION OF GIFTS
Eye Hath Not Seen
We Walk by Faith
Blest Are They
Sing With All The Saints
1 = 1st reading
2 = 2nd Reading
P = Responsorial Psalm
G = Gospel
As we hear Jesus proclaiming
the vision of the new world
that is being fulfilled
by him and those we call saints,
do I feel called
to embody and help realize
in the life situations I find myself in now?