What is so great about being poor, hungry or sad ? Surely it is better to be wealthy, to be well fed and to be comfortable ? It appears Jesus is not interested in comfort and being well off. He has come to turn the social order on its head. His concern is always for the poor and the marginalised. The vision of Jesus is of a world where the unjust structures that cause poverty, hunger and oppression are swept away. His sayings are challenging and seem hard to live out.
Let us pray for the grace to respond to the challenge, show mercy and love towards others.

“A little bit of mercy makes the world less cold and more just.”

 – Pope Francis