In the Beatitudes, Jesus stands our world on its head. We believe in personal pride; Jesus blesses poverty of spirit. We seek pleasure; Jesus blesses those who mourn. We see the prosperity of aggressive people; Jesus blesses the meek. We love good food and drink; Jesus blesses those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. As we continue to move through our summer series, we begin to explore the justice of God in the remaining Beatitudes. The first four beatitudes describe the heart of the person who is rightly related to God. The remaining beatitudes describes how such a person relates to other people. Jesus exemplifies the characteristics belonging to kingdom people. He is a peacemaker. On many occasions, he calls us to the work of making peace. As we worship this week, let us answer courageously and be agents of peace.
Led by: Rev. Julie Kline