(February 6, 2011) The beatitudes (“blessed are the…”) can lend themselves to some difficult interpretation sometimes, as we struggle to see how Jesus could call poverty or persecution a blessing. A new reading of the passage, however, brings perhaps a new light, and reminds us that when we are at the end of our rope, we see less of ourselves and more of God. This ‘sermon’ is more of a brief reflection, and a reading of the beatitudes from The Message (Matthew 5:1-12)
I really don’t know what is causing the extra hissing on my S sounds. I think I may have my mic wire too close to my mouth, and have been experimenting with placement. Ssssssorry about thisssss.