I struggled this week with our texts in light of our world.
Our gospel text was Matthew 5, Matthew draws some similarities between Moses and Christ. Moses went up the mountain into the presence of God, received the Torah (teaching) and brought it down to the people. In Jesus’ first act of public ministry, he brings the people up the mountain into the presence of God to teach.
He begins his Sermon on the Mount with a beloved text, the Beatitudes. Blessed, Holy, Honored are those who are poor in spirit, meek, peacemakers, and persecuted on my behalf.
I am not meek. I don’t like drama, but I am also known to not compromise simply for the sake of keeping the peace. It got me thinking about how often Christians are criticized for being hypocrites, for not upholding those teachings we profess. This brings me to Micah. Read the rest of this entry »