When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain...

Reflections by Annette Roux, Retired Pastoral Associate

"When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying…" - Matthew 5:1-2

May this blessing remind you today of your original blessings from God:

Blessed are all men and women
Blessed are the babies and children
Blessed are the aging and elders

Blessed are the poor who work too many jobs to make ends meet

Blessed are  those who cannot find a job
Blessed are the refugees and immigrants
Blessed are those who weep and mourn and live with mental illness
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness
Blessed are those who have survived sexual abuse
Blessed are those who speak their truth
Blessed is the Earth under the siege of climate change

Blessed are all of Gods’ creatures
Blessed are those who are “differently abled”
Blessed are all those who are persecuted
Blessed are those who stand in solidarity
Blessed are the merciful
Blessed are the peacemakers

Prayer: Holy Father, help me to remember I am blessed so that I might be a living blessing.   Amen