When Jesus spoke the Beatitudes, he identifies the poor, hungry, sorrowful, and hated as being blessed. We probably would not identify these groups of people as blessed. Instead, we would identify the rich, the well-fed, the happy, and popular as being blessed. So why would Jesus identify the “losers” in life as being blessed rather than the “winners” in life? In this message, we discuss what it means to be blessed and why what we often think of
Our reading is from Luke 6:17-23.