Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit and the Mourners
The Beatitudes read like a list of sacred paradoxes. The Lord began His Sermon on the Mount with a series of seemingly incongruous promises. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:3-4). Taken at face value, they don’t make sense.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Truth to Build Your Life On
Of course we all know the story of the two builders. For some of us, the lesson was musically drilled into our heads all the way back in Sunday School. But do we give enough thought to the “rock” on which we’re meant to build our lives? If we mistakenly detach the parable from the rest of Christ’s sermon, we’ve missed the point entirely.