When Jesus saw a crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other shore.
A scribe approached and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”
Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests,
but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
Another of his disciples said to him, “Lord, let me go first and bury my father.”
But Jesus answered him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.” (MT 8: 18 – 22)
“Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” (mt 16:13)
"Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" (Luke 2: 48)
Jesus said, I am meek and humble of heart. (Matthew 11:30)
“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them
will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.
The rain fell, the floods came,
and the winds blew and buffeted the house.
But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. (Mt 7: 24-25)
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves.” (Matthew 7: 15)
“Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I give you thanks that I am fearfully, wonderfully made; wonderful are your works. My soul also you knew full well; nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret, when I was fashioned in the depths of the earth.” (ps 139:13-15)
“Stop judging, that you may not be judged.For as you judge, so will you be judged”. (Mt 7:1-2)
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven whoever eats this bread will live forever and the bread that I give is my flesh for the life of the world" (Jn 6:51)
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink,or about your body, what you will wear” (mt 6:25)
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be. (Mt 6:19-21)
“Do not babble like the pagans” he tells us. “Your father knows what you need before you ask him,” (Mt 6:7-8)
“When you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites.
They neglect their appearance, so that they may appear to others to be fasting.” (MT 6: 16)
“Be perfect”---in love of everyone---“just as your heavenly Father is perfect”---in love. (Matthew 5: 48)
You have heard it said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” Do you respond in anger or vengeance?
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“Do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Let your ‘Yes’ mean ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No’ mean ‘No.’ Anything more is from the Evil One.” (mt 5:34-37)
"After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound.
When he heard this,
Elijah hid his face in his cloak
and went and stood at the entrance of the cave."
(1 kgs 19:9 13)
“Unless your righteousness surpasses thatof the scribes and Pharisees,you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5:20)
"Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandmentsand teaches others to do sowill be called least in the Kingdom of heaven.But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)
“You are the salt. But if you lose your taste, you’re gettin’ thrown out.” (mt 5:13)
In today’s Gospel Jesus says; “Blessed are they who mourn, Blessed are the meek, Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, Really?! How is that possible?
“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” (1Corinthians 12:7)
"Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, “Master, who is the one who will betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?” Jesus said to him, “What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me.” (jn 21:20-25)
“As far as the east is from the west, so far have our sins been removed from us.” (Psalms 103:12)