The Beatitudes and The Ten Commandments

Today's reading is about the Beatitudes. The Christian variation of the Old Testament's Ten Commandments is The Beatitudes, from St. Matthew's gospel. Moses went up on the mountain, and gathering the leaders around him, he issued the ten commandments, and in the New Testament, Jesus goes up on the hill, gathers his disciples around him,  and issues the code of The Beatitudes.

You probably have your favorite morning prayers you would never change. But if you are shopping for a change, try the Beatitudes.
 If it doesn’t seem too whacky for you, the Beatitudes become mysteries in your Rosary. So, you say one Our Father and ten Hail Marys meditating on 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit.” You can muse over your use of money, or you can see it as willingness not to be a big shot. For “Blessed are they who mourn,” you could offer your prayers for sick people, people who are sorrowing. 

Think particularly of the people you know. 

For “Blessed are the meek,” I start with resolving to let someone else hold the TV Remote.  From that you can go on to many ways in which you stop worrying about what people think of you.

Take it from there, verse by verse, about hunger and thirsting for justice, the blessedness of the peacemakers.  

What comes to mind? 

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