A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 6 June

1 Kings 17:1-6; Psalm 121: 1bc-2-8; Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount

Sometimes it is good to take a step back from a moment, an event, a phenomenon and try to grasp the bigger picture. To see the wood instead of only the trees, as it were. When we take a step back from the Sermon on the Mount what is most striking is that Jesus turned upside down every one’s expectations. Be ambitious for power, he teaches, but not power as the world knows it. How do our ambitions measure up to his teaching?

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