JESUS wants to share his happiness with us. Jesus was poor, yet He was happy, for He lived in the hands of God. Jesus suffered, and yet He was happy. Nothing or nobody could rob Him of his happiness and of his inner peace. He was at peace with God and Himself. Jesus invites to be happy with Him... Let us learn from Him the way to true happiness.
"How happy are the poor in spirit", He says. Poor in spirit are those who don't rely on themselves, on earthly things, on riches, on power happy are those who put themselves entirely in God's hands.
Happy are those who are completely open to God; their heart is free from any kind of slavery, from everything that could enslave them. Their heart is open to God and to people.
The poor in spirit will weep with those who mourn, and rejoice with those who are happy. They will not push people aside to promote themselves. They will hunger and thirst for justice, and will be merciful and generous to all people in need.
They will be pure of heart, straightforward and single-hearted. They will be zealous to bring peace Even if they have to suffer persecutions, they will not stop committing themselves to the Kingdom... They will go on and persevere because they know that God is with them.
True happiness fills their hearts. Let us pray our Lord,Jesus,that He may lead us on the road of true happiness.The happiness that was filling His Heart.
Fr. Cipriano Bontacchio