This is the final of six topics addressed by Jesus on what life in the kingdom of the heavens looks like. Having dealt with anger, lust, sex, truth, and revenge he gets to the heart of it all: love. As if Jesus' earlier suggestions weren't hard enough, this command seems completely impossible. But in his exhortation to be like our Father, Jesus shows us the key to living a life of fulfillment in the kingdom of heaven.
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…"