Who among us, because God seems so hands off, hasn’t tried to impose our will on the world? Jesus shows us some of the ways in which we attempt to impose our will on the world while at the same time showing us a better way.
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…"