Zephaniah 2:3,3:12-13; Psalms 146:7-10; I Corinthians 1:16-31; Matthew 5:1-12
In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus tells us that the necessary precondition for our wholeness of life — genuine happiness — is to trust everything to God, that is, our very lives …
“Seeing the crowds, He went up the hill. There He sat down and was joined by His disciples. Then He began to speak. This is what He taught them:
‘How happy are the poor in spirit’ — O, how fulfilled, how happy you will be when you put your complete trust in God.
‘Happy the gentle’ — O, how fulfilled, how happy you will be when you allow yourself — every instinct, every impulse, every passion — to be God-controlled instead of self-controlled.
‘Happy those who hunger and thirst for what is right’ — O, how fulfilled, how happy you will be when you learn to really empathize with other people: see with their eyes, think with their thoughts, feel with their feelings — just as God in Jesus Christ does with you.…
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