Sermons on “Matthew”
Wrapping up our four weeks focusing on inviting people to church, Father Thomas asks us why we should ever take the risk of rejection by inviting someone to church. Jesus has a more challenging answer than we might like.
As we begin our four week focus on inviting folks to church, we need to make sure we know what we’re inviting them to. Jesus’ Beatitudes provide a surprisingly aggressive answer.
In a convoluted Gospel text, two questions emerge: Who is Jesus? And why are his followers there listening? These two questions are, at their core, about power. What power do we need to show up in our lives?