Never have the beatitudes sounded so relevant for me. I hope you’ll listen to this all the way through, it’s very short and the wise words are worth the wait.
“Blessed are you if you are not attached to material things…And blessed are you if you are not addicted to good feelings.” Wow – does this hit home. We live in a place and time where material things and good feelings are more prevalent and easy to come by than ever before. We have lost our sense of just how attached and addicted we truly are. But buried in the mystery of the beatitudes we find a simple formula for freedom and the key to lasting joy.
This clip is from Episode Two of CATHOLICISM and it’s called “Happy Are We: The Teachings of Jesus.” It follows Fr. Barron as he travels from the Mt. of Beatitudes in the Holy Land to Poland, New York, Madrid, and Uganda.
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