Reflection on Luke 6:20-26 ~
From my backyard I watched the rising sun cast a subtle beam of light over golden tassels of corn. My senses consume the gift with great joy to start a new day. I am always filled with joy and peaceful after morning prayer, but even with prayer throughout the day, I hunger its elusive taste. As workers in the field we daily enter the world to help heal the anger, intolerance, selfishness and sadness. Lord, let your glory bless and overwhelm me, rippling your love through me to those who need to know you better.
Luke 6 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
Blessings and Woes
20 Then he looked up at his disciples and said:
“Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
21 “Blessed are you who are hungry now,
for you will be filled.
“Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
22 “Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man. 23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for surely your reward is great in heaven; for that is what their ancestors did to the prophets.
24 “But woe to you who are rich,
for you have received your consolation.
25 “Woe to you who are full now,
for you will be hungry.
“Woe to you who are laughing now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26 “Woe to you when all speak well of you, for that is what their ancestors did to the false prophets.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Luke 6:20-26.