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The word translated “Blessed,” used in the Beatitudes from today’s gospel, could also be translated “lucky” or “Happy.” But how are those who mourn happy? Because to mourn we must first love. How are the peacemakers happy? Because to make peace we must know peace.

The readings for today.

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