Saturday, August 19 - Fishing For Resistance

Matthew 5: 1-11

The Beatitudes represent the beginning of Jesus's teachings, but also the first description of what the Kingdom of God actually looks like -- a community comprised of justice, shared resources, and transformed social relationships (also from my Study Bible, page 1754). Jesus often spoke of heaven (the place with many rooms that he is preparing for us) but he also often announced that the kingdom of heaven has arrived. 

That bears the question, then, how can we participate in it? Read through the beatitudes carefully today, and determine a way you can participate in bringing the kingdom described there into your reality today.