Hello Friends ~
Today we will look at the 4th Beatitude which is ~
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.
So one way to distinguish between being righteous and being holy is to say that we are righteous, and are becoming holy. We are righteous through faith in Christ, and we are becoming holy as we grow in faith in Christ. We have been declared righteous because of something that happened outside us: Christ died for our sins. This is God’s work for us. We are not contributing anything to that. We just receive God’s blessing of righteousness when we believe. We are becoming holy because something is happening in us: we are becoming more and more like Christ. This is the work of God in us. It is still God’s work, but we are fully involved, we are living it out.
We may thirst for things to be made right, for those who hate us not to hate us, for those we dislike to grow on us, for reconciliation, for the end of poverty and greed, for the end of division and grief. We may thirst to no longer feel compelled to compare ourselves with others, which fosters the death of both pride and shame, the dissolution of fear and the resolution of all conflict.
Jesus says on the Sermon on the Mount, “blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness,” and it is this righteousness, the justice of God revealed in the person of Christ himself, to which he refers. It is a righteousness that not only reveals God to be just, but which justifies those who are in Christ, gradually makes them righteous, and the goodness and peace and justice of God spreads throughout the world, like a mustard seed that grows into a great tree. Being made righteous according to Paul in his epistle to the Romans is therefore the fruit of conversion, a real and living change in one’s heart and behaviors that results in being united to Christ — being in Christ —
And one more picture of our sweet Mother Teresa ~
She sure did love the little babies.
Have the perfect Sunday ~
Happy Sunday Friends ~
The third beatitude
Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.
Hello friend ~
We have finished the Family Room ~
I am over the moon with these curtains
They were an Etsy find ~ I saw them on Pinterest, then decided to look on Etsy
I couldn’t believe I found them ~
The base of the curtains are hand crochet, she has so many hand made details ~ Beautiful work ~
You can see the details in this close up.
I am so happy with the results of this room
Just a few pictures of the entire room
This is taken looking into the Dining Room ~
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Good Morning Friends ~
Over the weekend I went to visit my sister in PA. – She made this beautiful shelf for me. I love it Josie.
As you might be able to see it sits above the door to the deck.
A closer look ~~
Today my Pete installed it for me – What a character ~
I decorated it, but very simple ~
And here is the little bit of spring –
Sweet little Easter eggs ~
I love how the shelf looks above the door, and I love the person who made it for me even more.
Thank you Josie for a wonderful weekend and this amazing shelf.
Good Morning Dear Friends ~
I am sending this out today, because I will be visiting with my sister over the weekend.
We will now take a look at the 2nd Beatitude ~
Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.
Although we often associate mourning with death, the scope of this verse goes beyond finding comfort in times of loss. This second beatitude clarifies what it looks like to be poor in spirit. Jesus tells us that those who are grieved by their sin are blessed. Those who feel inadequate and empty in their faults and failures, who are driven to the grace of God, will be comforted.
If we are humble and appreciate that all of our gifts and blessings come from God, we grow in love and gratitude for Jesus Christ our Savior. But this can only produce mourning and regret over our own sins and the sins of this world, for we have hurt the one who has been so good to us. One also mourns for the suffering of others.
This is my prayer to see the good in everyone.
And now my new favorite saint ~ Mother Teresa
Enjoy your Sunday.
Good Morning Friends ~
Due to my long recovery from surgery I chose to keep my store closed until April.
When http://www.muchloverose.com returns it will have a few new surprises. Until then I wish you all a wonderful winter.
I hope you are all well and enjoying this amazing snow day.
It is absolutely beautiful outside.
It’s hard to see exactly what I am experiencing, but it is so pretty
Looks like a Swiss Chalet
This is the snow as of 11 am ~ 2/9/17
Enjoy your day and stay warm.
Good Morning Friends ~
Today we talk about the first Beatitude ~~~
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
What does this mean ~
“Poor in spirit” means to be humble. Humility is the realization that all your gifts and blessings come from the grace of God. To have poverty of spirit means to be completely empty and open to the Word of God. When we are an empty cup and devoid of pride, we are humble. Humility brings an openness and an inner peace, allowing one to do the will of God. He who humbles himself is able to accept our frail nature, to repent, and to allow the grace of God to lead us to conversion.
It is pride, the opposite of humility, that brings misery. For pride brings anger and the seeking of revenge, especially when one is offended. If every man were humble and poor in spirit, there would be no war!
I have been coming across a few of Mother Theresa’s quotes and here is one on “The poor in Spirit”
How powerful is this !!!! I LOVE HER. ~
And now just a sweet little picture I found to make you smile.
Until next week.
Good Morning ~
So I have been adding to the Family Room ~
Yes!!! so excited the rug came the other day. We purchased a 3’x5′ rug because it sits on top of another rug, and we wanted just a little bit of color ~ I love it – just enough color.
Also I added a little ruffle to the runner on the table.
Oh!! and one more quilted ornament into the dough bowl ~
Only 2 more to go ~
Made this sweet little pillow ~
This material will also be the top to the curtains ~
Just a couple pictures of the entire room ~
Enjoy your day today.
Hi All ~
We are almost finished with the Family Room ~
I am loving the blue & cream and removing all the floral ~ with just a few touches of red.
What is it about redoing a room – it seems like it always happens right after the Christmas decorations get put away.
As you can see we removed the ottoman and replaced it with the new black coffee table. Also the rug was removed. We purchased a new rug –
I have also picked our the window treatments.
They will be white on white. I will be adding this material to the top for a larger ruffle –
I will also use this material for a small pillow on one of the chairs in this space.
I am also using it to make the quilted ornaments –
I have 3 more to make and should be completed by Friday.
I will be back with the completed room by end of February.
I am so happy with the way everything is coming out.
Hope you are staying warm –