Posts from May 2020

Posts from May 2020

The Pure in Heart – Matthew 5:8

The Reading Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8) Reflection When we are reconciled to God and reconciled to each other, we can begin to see life clearly; that is, we begin to perceive life as God intended. When our life is in disharmony with God, we cannot see what God is doing. When we are bitter toward the people around us, our judgment is clouded, and God cannot use us as his instruments.…

Blessed are the Merciful – Matthew 5:7

The Reading Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Reflection In this blessing, Jesus expands his focus to include our relationship with other people. Whenever we are offended, our natural impulse is to pursue justice. Justice is the ordering of life whereby each person is treated fairly. Justice is indeed a characteristic of God, as God shows no favoritism. Still, because we are fallen creatures, we can easily use the idea of justice to advance our personal…

Cultivating A Habit of Faith

Hello Church Family: Have you ever taken a season to reflect on what seeds you are sowing into your life and into the lives of others? As Christians, we need to take pause and consider what is expected of us as we are kingdom bound and yet earthly ground. Jesus asks us to be responsible in what we sow and also to be accountable to others in how and where we sow it. In the next few weeks, you will…

Hungering for Righteousness – Matthew 5:6


The Reading Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6) Reflection The idea of righteousness is linked to the belief that God is the designer of human life. Follow this train of thought: in regard to the origin of your life, there are only two options. Either you are a biological accident generated by an impersonal process of evolution, or you were created by God. The first way of thinking leads to…