By Fr. Jacques Philippe
In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus shares the beatitudes, a promise of everlasting happiness far removed from the usual recipes for gratification. Fr. Jacques Phillipes examines with profound clarity the full scope of meaning behind Christ’s words and outlines a way in which we can live them in our daily lives. We learn how each beatitude gives insight into how we can situate ourselves in an honest and fulfilling relationship with God, with oneself, and with others, and how to confront head-on the difficult realities of life.