God’s Great Reversals
Reading: Luke 6:20-31
Pastor Ruth reminds us that what Jesus spoke to his disciples, called the Beatitudes, was a reversal of what they understood in the world. God reverses what we expect to convict us and to bless us.
[Jesus said . . .] But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.Luke 6:27-28 (NRSV)