The Beatitudes are at the heart of Gospel living. To live in light of the beatitudes, one needs a long vision. How I live today has everything to do with who I will be forever.

Time and eternity are not only connected, they are related. How I live out blessings and woes now have a direct impact on my experience of eternal life.

O gracious God, grant me keen insight into the consequences of what I say and do. Whether a blessing or a woe, I trust in You.