Jesus’ Upside-Down Sermon
In one of Jesus' most famous sermons, he says a few things that are worth puzzling over. The poor and hungry are blessed? The sad and persecuted are blessed? Don't think you're the only one in the room who struggles to understand what this means. We all do. Jesus is offering a challenge, a challenge to the common sense of this world order. He is telling us that God's kingdom is unlike any of the world's kingdoms.