Sermon on the Mount

February 8, 2017

 

Sermon on the Mount

He spoke of the poor in spirit standing there on the mountain side
Over 15,000 people would hear it this very simple spiritual guide
About all those who mourn and the comfort that they shall find
As the eight Beatitudes were born as Jesus so beautifully defined

Jesus would go on to speak of many that are downcast in society
As He spoke of the meek and their great inheritance they shall see
And the thirst and hunger for righteousness how they will be filled
Oh how the good Lord does bless all those who do what He willed

And the merciful He also spoke of and how they too shall see mercy
As Jesus conveyed that it would be love that would set every soul free
In then speaking of the pure in heart for God Himself they shall see
Being such a great place to start at least it was for many just like me

Even the peacemakers He did not forget for they are all God's children
Finally those, whom others will beset, as now all eight are contained within
Oh to be there on that day looking at Jesus as He spoke from above
In the revealing of His Way He imposed with His Father's great love

By Vincent Flannery

Dedicated to Aunt Patsy and Sister Claire

(You can find Vincent’s poem, and others on Poetry Soup)

 

How profound it must have been to be there and hear the words of Christ. Profound on so many levels, profound because in this hearing you would have been the first to hear one of the greatest teachings in human history. If you listen quietly, you can still hear the words of Christ calling you into the world...to justice...to love mercy...to feed the poor...to love.

 

Yours in Christ,

Pastor Jason

 

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