In America, our Christian faith has a tendency to be a “binary” experience. We think of ourselves as: Christian or nonChristian, saved or not saved, and even Catholic or nonCatholic. Yet being Catholic or Christian or Saved is not enough. The Gospel of the Beatitudes demolishes this myth so that we can embrace Jesus’ true teaching: we are to become like unto him. At the end of my life will people say: “He was a Catholic.” and will I think that is good enough? Or will they say: “He sought to be poor in spirit, meek, pure of heart, and …”
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time was the source of the readings for this weekend.