Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Weekend of January 28 & 29

In today’s Gospel, Jesus begins his Sermon on the Mount
with a series of blessings, the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes
are a summary of the fundamental attitude of a Christian
steward. This speech sets the themes and tone for Christ’s
public ministry. He calls for a radical change in how we
respond to the human condition. Good stewards understand
that conversion is a lifelong process and trying to live the
Beatitudes is fundamental to this process. Make it a point
to reflect on this Gospel reading during the week. Identify
the blessing you relate to the most. Which one is the most
challenging for you?