This week we turn to the #peacemaker #beatitude: How blest are the peacemakers; God shall call them sons and daughters. Those who bring and make peace are called "God's children" by God! What does it mean to make peace? Are we talking about diplomats? Is this peace at any cost? Is peace the absence of violence? Something else or more? We will direct our attention to this beatitude on Sunday (or whenever you watch worship), knowing as we do that the word "peacemaker" is used b
What does it mean for us to be "pure of heart?" Just teaches that the pure of heart will see God! I want that or at least I think I do. Who wouldn't want to see God? And what would God "look" like? Can we even begin to answer these questions? This Sunday we will explore what this #beatitude means for us now, today.
Hunger and thirst are primal instincts that emerge from deep within. Both #hunger and #thirst are triggered when our bodies want to tell us we need food and hydration, not just want it. Jesus uses this image of hungering and thirsting to describe an attitude for God's Kingdom. The beatitude described is the yearning, the hunger, for "right to prevail" or, in another translation, "righteousness." What is it about this #beatitude evokes the primal instincts in us? Join us at 11
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." (Matthew 5:5) What was Jesus thinking when he said this? The #meek rarely get a break, let alone inherit anything, and Jesus says they will inherit the earth. Is he for real? The easiest way to explain this away is point to this as only about the "afterlife." However, Jesus was not nearly as interested in the afterlife as he was in this life. So, Jesus is talking about the here-and-now, what does he mean in this #Beatit