How do you feel about Jesus saying those who face pain or struggles are “happy” or “blessed”?
How have you seen God at work in your life during difficult times?
How easy do you find it to see God at work in your life when everything is going well?
What does it mean to you to be the salt of the earth or the light of the world?
Acting on the Word
In difficult times this week, be alert to God’s presence with you. Offer presence to another person who is struggling.
Sunday: Matthew 5:1-20 The Beatitudes
Monday: Psalm 1 Psalm
Tuesday: Matthew 5:21-26 Concerning Anger
Wednesday: Matthew 5:27-32 Concerning Adultery and Divorce
Thursday: Matthew 5:33-42 Concerning Oaths and Retaliation
Friday: Matthew 5:43-48 Love for Enemies
Saturday: Matthew 6:1-6 Concerning Almsgiving
What does the reading say about what God is doing? What God expects of us?