Blessed are the gentle

     “Blessed are the gentle: they shall have the earth as inheritance.”  (Mt 5: 4) 

     Three years ago, we made a stop in New Zealand before going to World Youth Day in Australia.  During one of our outings, I entered a sheep corral with a group of kids and suddenly one of the larger sheep rushed toward us with his head down.  My first reaction was to run, but then I remembered that it was a sheep!   Sure enough, as it approached, it slowed down and gently walked towards us looking for a little affection.  

     Christ himself was referred to as the “Lamb of God”, and he was truly meek and humble of heart.  We need to ask Christ for this grace of gentleness and meekness, because for some of us, it can certainly be a struggle!

About Father Michael Sliney, LC

Father Michael Sliney was ordained a priest in Rome on December 24, 1998. He studied mechanical engineering at Michigan State University for two years before entering the Legion. As a seminarian he earned a bachelors in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and degrees in philosophy and theology from the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum College in Rome. He works with youth groups in the Washington D.C. area.
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One Response to Blessed are the gentle

  1. Francois M-D says:

    It sure is a struggle, Father, it sure is.

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