Mount Sinai and the Mount of the Beatitudes stand beside each other in our imagination. From the former comes the foundation of how to live a godly life. Moving beyond the “Thou shalt nots,” the Beatitudes begin with positive expressions of blessing: How blessed and fortunate you will be, that now having the foundation, you understand how to live in the Kingdom.
Imagine that you are salt and light—one at a time. Salt offers zest to others’lives; light illumines the way of Jesus.
In the second half of our reading, Jesus uplifts “both-and” of his teaching, referring to the Law and to his words. It is not “either-or” for Jesus, but rather “both-and.”
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Example: My light shining for others v. 16
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year A, we generally read from the Gospel of St. Matthew.
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