So what is this blueprint? Actually, it is found in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 5 verses 3-10. I am referring to the 8 Beatitudes, which is a central part of the Sermon on the Mount.
Pope Francis in his exhortation Rejoice And Be Glad, defined holiness in terms of the Beatitudes. In the third chapter of his exhortation, he said and I quote:
“Jesus explained with great simplicity what it means to be holy when He gave us the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are like a Christian identity card. So if anyone asks: “What must one do to be a good Christian?”, the answer is clear. We have to do, each in our own way, what Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount. In the Beatitudes, we find a portrait of the Master, which we are called to reflect in our daily lives.”
The Beatitudes are like a benchmark for spiritual wellness and maturity. They tell us what kind of people God wants us to become. They are like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which when fit together, give us a picture of the heart of Jesus.
You may wonder if they are attainable at all! Certainly not through our own effort, willpower and abilities. But yes, you can definitely practice the Beatitudes but not without the Holy Spirit. It is the power of the Holy Spirit which enables you to reflect the heart of our Lord in your life, and thus holiness, in the end is the fruit of the Holy Spirit in your life.
I have created a program – the DigiSaints Program – which will help you apply and practice the Beatitudes in your daily life, without feeling overwhelmed and discouraged (even if you think you can never be holy or become a saint!)
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