How do you respond when you feel attacked? Our natural tendency is to defend ourselves
or attack back, but Jesus calls something more compelling: grace. Grace is at the center of the gospel, and Jesus invites us to keep it at the center of our lives as well.
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…"