Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”

Matthew 5:2-5

The crowd who gathered on the hillside were amazed at what they heard. Troubled and bruised spirits were called ‘happy’! No one else was able to comfort the bereaved like this, and he called them ‘blessed’. He spoke with assurance. Now heads were lifted in hope; and for those who believed Jesus, his words came true.

Daily Reading: Luke 2:22-52