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“And the Winners Are…”

4th Sunday after Epiphany

Matthew 5:1-12

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A sure sign that we’ve misunderstood Jesus is that we do not find him shocking. His words are earthshaking – they should flatten us. But to many of us now they’re like stones rubbed smooth by centuries of handling – turned to conventional morality and devotional sentiment. Yet when he spoke them first, jaws dropped, eyes widened, heads turned. That he healed the sick and raised the dead was amazing, but what astounded them most was what he said. Read the whole story…