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The Good Sense of Jesus

A Commentary on the Beatitudes

Iván Pertiné

216 pages
St. Benedict Press LLC

It is often said that living the Gospel is difficult. In reality, it is the easiest thing.

It is difficult to live without God, groping aimlessly, alone. It is easier to listen to him, belong to a Christian community, walk with others . . . . It is difficult to be alone, and it is difficult to live as a slave to your particular passions and the pressures and expectations of the world.

In contrast, life is made simpler, when we trust in the Word and give ourselves over to Christ. The teaching of Christ is designed for the human heart. His teaching is sensible and it makes us sensible.

And so, he whoever practices the teachings of Sermon on the Mount, with the grace of God, will enter into the pathways of “the good sense of Jesus.”

Author Bio
Fr. Ivén Pertiné is the Director of the Saint John Society, a Society of Apostolic Life dedicated to the New Evangelization which works in Argentina, Uruguay, Italy, and the United States. After being ordained in 2001, Fr. Ivan spent 14 years as a missionary priest in Argentina, where he led programs of evangelization for high school and college students, and among the poor. He has been serving in the United States for the last three years where he has charge of the Saint John Society's house of formation in Washington, DC and serves as the Catholic Chaplain at American University. Learn more about The Saint John Society at www.socsj.org.