In Luke’s Gospel, the Beatitudes are blessings and woes. These admonitions and promises are followed with insight into the consequences of our behavior towards one another.

The measure with which I measure will be measured back to me. This reflexive quality of Charity is a reminder of how much each of us needs God’s Love.

Dear God, when I am called to be kind, remind me of your kindness. When I need to be charitable, help me to remember that I am Your Beloved.