“When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began teaching them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 5: 1-12.
“In meeting Pope Francis, we have a common thread…. I admire his way, one’s actions are so much more important than their words. To be a leader today is to lead by example. That’s one of the things I admire most about him.”
“He went around all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and curing every disease and illness among the people.” Matthew 4:12-23.
“Caravans of camels shall fill you, dromedaries from Midian and Ephah; all from Sheba shall come bearing gold and frankincense, and proclaiming the praises of the Lord.” Isaiah 60:1-6.
“The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!” Book of Numbers 6:22-27.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1-18.
“The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said: ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.’” Matthew 1:18-24.