The Sermon on the Plain

Luke 6:20-26

Though different, the Beatitudes in both Matthew’s and Luke’s Gospels point the disciple to complete dependence on God and loving service to others.  The “woes” stand in stark contrast to the four blessings in Luke’s Gospel. They are those attitudes and behaviors that need to change in order to find joy on the journey.

Prayer: Saint John, I ask you to pray for me that I learn what it means to serve the poor justly as you did.