Read about all Ten Commandments:

Read both versions of the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5:3-10 and Luke 6:20-26

For this task, pay special attention to the 10th Commandment and the first Beatitude in Matthew and Luke.

1. Create a visual that emphasizes a point of connection from the 10th Commandment and the first Beatitude.

2. Include your visual in a post in your blog in which you write about “the poor” and the “poor in spirit.” What are some examples of “good desires” or good will intended to help the poor and poor in spirit? How can you, your school, your community, province, and country do more to show good will to the poor and poor in spirit?

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.

Read Matthew 5:3-10

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Create a Visual response to “The Beatitudes.”

Pick one, some, or all.

Use Canva – or some other tool/app – that inspires your creativity.

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Show off your visual creation on your blog in a “widget.”

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

When we get caught up in our own interests and concerns, we no longer have room in our hearts for others, no place for the poor. We forget the quiet joy of God’s love. – Pope Francis

Read Romans 12:15-16

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another; do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly; do not claim to be wiser than you are.

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Prayer
O beloved God, If I have closed my heart to you, please open it wide that I might reach out beyond my own interests and concerns to be aware of the needs of others, especially the poor. Your Son Jesus become one with all those who have little of this world’s goods, and he proclaimed your kingdom to them first of all. Make my heart like his, dear God.
Amen.

Practice
Today I will think about Pope Francis’ words and try to let them into my heart.

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
View in: NRSV
15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Read and respond to The Church Opposes Science: The Myth of Catholic Irrationality by Christopher Kaczor.

Write a post in your iblog in which you

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s),
  2. relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),
  3. offer your own arguments – agreeing or disagreeing with the points in the reading – with supporting evidence.

Consider the rubric:

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
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15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Read and respond to Freedom of Conscience, Tudor Style by Sean Murphy.

Write a post in your iblog in which you

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s),
  2. relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),
  3. offer your own arguments – agreeing or disagreeing with the points in the reading – with supporting evidence.

Consider the rubric:

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
View in: NRSV
15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Read and respond to Who’s on First? by J. Budziszewski.

Write a post in your iblog in which you

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s),
  2. relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),
  3. offer your own arguments – agreeing or disagreeing with the points in the reading – with supporting evidence.

Consider the rubric:

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
View in: NRSV
15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Read and respond to The Reasons to Believe by Peter Kreeft.

Write a post in your iblog in which you

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s),
  2. relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),
  3. offer your own arguments – agreeing or disagreeing with the points in the reading – with supporting evidence.

Consider the rubric:

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
View in: NRSV
15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Read and respond to The Problem of Evil by Peter Kreeft.

Write a post in your iblog in which you

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s),
  2. relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),
  3. offer your own arguments – agreeing or disagreeing with the points in the reading – with supporting evidence.

Consider the rubric:

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
View in: NRSV
15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Read and respond to It can’t be wrong if it doesn’t hurt anyone by J. Budziszewski.

Write a post in your iblog in which you

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s),
  2. relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),
  3. offer your own arguments – agreeing or disagreeing with the points in the reading – with supporting evidence.

Consider the rubric:

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
View in: NRSV
15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.

Read and respond to Faith and Reason by Peter Kreeft.

Write a post in your iblog in which you

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the main point(s),
  2. relates an idea(s) from the reading to another text(s),
  3. offer your own arguments – agreeing or disagreeing with the points in the reading – with supporting evidence.

Consider the rubric:

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Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Luke 6:20-26
View in: NRSV
20And he, lifting up his eyes on his disciples, said: Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for you shall laugh.
22Blessed shall you be when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.
23Be glad in that day and rejoice; for behold, your reward is great in heaven. For according to these things did their fathers to the prophets.
24But woe to you that are rich: for you have your consolation.
25Woe to you that are filled: for you shall hunger. Woe to you that now laugh: for you shall mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when men shall bless you: for according to these things did their fathers to the false prophets.
Matthew 5:3-10
View in: NRSV
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are the meek: for they shall possess the land.
5Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
6Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have their fill.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called children of God.
10Blessed are they that suffer persecution for justice' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Romans 12:15-16
View in: NRSV
15Rejoice with them that rejoice; weep with them that weep.
16Being of one mind one towards another. Not minding high things, but consenting to the humble. Be not wise in your own conceits.
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