Rev. Jen Porter
The Hebrew word for blessed in the beatitudes is 'ashar:' to find the right road, to find our way. Jesus' sermon on the mount begins with the Beatitudes. The way to God's Kingdom looks a lot like these. Jesus word is not easy and we don't explain them away. Jesus' sermon on the mount ends asking if our house will be able to withstand the storm. On this Word we rise and fall.