Showing posts from January, 2016


Almost a year ago I had a contractor come into my home to hang some ceiling fans and install a new kitchen faucet. I did not know him prior to having this work done. While he was here, he took a picture of The Beatitudes. I have them hanging in my kitchen. I inquired a bit, "Oh, you like the Beatitudes?" He said he'd never heard of them before and thought they were beautiful. His reply completely arrested my attention though I did not say anything more. All day I pondered on what kind of life someone might lead where they have never heard of the Beatitudes.  Fast forward to the past couple of days...I'm still pondering...though, my pondering is centered on what type of life Jesus led that would cause him to utter the Beatitudes in the first place.  The Beatitudes are focused on the kingdom of God and how one may enter. My entire life I have been misled to believe that this kingdom of God is somewhere in the future, somewhere far away. In a way, ungraspable in this l…