Today we get to hear Jesus preach one his most famous sermons. In Luke it is often referred to as the Sermon on the Plain.
The sermon starts out with a series of blessings. These blessings are not something we aspire to, but rather they are Jesus' way of turning things upside down. Those listed as blessed are not what society would call the blessed. But the way of Christ is not always what we expect. God has come to break boundaries, share grace and love with sinners, and empower the outcasts. And we see that very clearly in this sermon.
He continues by talking about love, but love in a different way than we would expect again. He talks about the importance of loving our enemies, those who harm us, those who beat us down. Once again, Jesus is turning things upside down. We are called to treat all people especially those who we have struggles with, in the best possible way.
When you read through this section of Luke, what challenged you the most and why?