This section signals the major intent of the entire sermon, as it is the call to response. This call is to make a distinction between religious wide gate, and to enter through the difficult narrow one.
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…"