Welcome to this 31 day series where we will spend 31 days covering our homes in PRAYER!! We are also reading Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love together and each day I will share a new quote from this amazing book. PLEASE join us in the comments section as we journey through learning to love others as Jesus loves us!
Verse to Pray for Our Home
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
7 Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
8 Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
9 Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Lord, help our family to truly live out the beatitudes. May we not seek the approval of man, but Your approval. May we remember that the treasures of Your kingdom often look very different from the treasures of this world. May we cling to You and Your Word and not the things of this world. Remind us that the truly blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers and the persecuted. May we strive to live like You and look more like You with each passing day.
Radical Hospitality Book Discussion
Find book here: Radical Hospitality: Benedict’s Way of Love
I would LOVE to hear from you in the comments! How are you liking the book? What struck you the most??
“Jesus was our model for how to treat the poor.” Radical Hospitality, p. 77
“Jesus told his followers: if you ignore them, you ignore me. If you feed them, you feed me…receive every person as if you are receiving Christ himself…When we turn away from the poor, we lose Jesus and we lose ourselves.” Radical Hospitality, p. 78
When we truly live like the beatitudes are TRUE, our perspectives, our attitudes about others and our assumptions about our own hearts change. We just can’t look the same things anymore when we begin to take on the mind of Christ.
How would your life look different today if you began to look at the poor, the pilgrims, those who mourn, the meek…as Christ does?