Anxiety is on the rise in our country and particularly in our part of the country.
Jesus tells us multiple times to not be anxious. But it looks as if he doesn’t think
we can simply hear those words and follow them, because he surrounds them with
so many other words that form questions and other instructions.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus shares the surprising idea that it is possible for us to live our lives on earth, but actually, be living as part of the kingdom of the heavens. Jesus shows us the path to living in his kingdom through a series of shocking statements and vivid illustrations. His words help us to complete the sentence, "Blessed Are…"