What kind of place are you in? A hard place? A good place? Jesus tells us that the
kingdom of heaven—that is, God’s healing, loving rule—has drawn near, which
creates astounding possibilities no matter the place you find yourself in.
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…"