In this sequence from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus repeats “you have heard it said…but I say to you…” turning everything we know on its head.


Jesus shatters the myth of the certain faith
6th Sunday after the Epiphany
Matthew 5:21-37

For the last month or so we’ve been talking about what goes into a new beginning. With baptism, we’re invited to begin again. And with it, we’re invited into following Christ, face adversity, respond, and claim our purpose.

Today, we focus on one of the least appreciated parts of our journey. Where we wrestle with the fact that we could be wrong.

This morning’s gospel reading continues Jesus’s preaching of the Sermon on the Mount. Where we first heard about how the blessing of God comes to those who most need to hear it. And last week we heard that Jesus didn’t come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it. Keep that in mind.

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