January 28, 2017

4th Sunday - A (January 29, 2017)


Beatitudes = Jesus’ Qualities

“[Jesus’] disciples came to him.  He began to teach them, saying …”

By this introduction, Matthew seems to indicate, “If you want to be a disciple of Jesus, these are the qualifications….”

Moreover, Jesus does not simply teach by words.  This is truly the list of his own qualities, what he lives by.

By teaching them to the disciples, Jesus offers his own qualities to be the qualities or guidelines for those who are his followers (disciples).

If I want to be his follower, these are the qualities I must strive for.   

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