The Truly Blessed

All Saints’ Day (C)

Sermon Text: Matthew 5:1-12

Peace be unto you from our Triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

“Rejoice and be glad!” It is what we just sang, but more importantly, it is what our Lord just said in our Gospel lesson and quite frankly, is echoed throughout Holy Scripture.

“Rejoice and be glad!” Now… this minute… this hour… this day… everyday of your life. From the moment of your birth… certainly your “second birth” in the waters of Holy Baptism… and on… infinitum.

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