Friends, there’s only one real sadness in life—not to be a saint. But what does it mean to follow this path of righteousness? To follow the will of God, and God wills that we habitually direct our actions and thoughts to the good of others. Jesus says blessed are the merciful, the peacemakers, the pure in heart. Following Christ’s Sermon on the Mount leads to our beatitude; living in this way leads to sainthood.
- Reading 1 — Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10
- Psalm — Ps 131:1, 2, 3
- Reading 2 — 1 Thes 2:7b-9, 13
- Gospel — Mt 23:1-12