Jesus is often misunderstood as teaching a moral system – a new vision of right and wrong that will be more pleasing to God. But to hear him in this way is to miss the greater point of his message. In this episode we explore Jesus’s famous “Sermon on the Plain” (Luke 6) and how we are to interpret his often-puzzling instructions about turning cheeks, giving beyond theft and loving our enemies.
In addition, our hearts go out to those in Texas who are currently suffering the terrible flooding of hurricane Harvey. If you wish to get involved, one organization for which I can personally vouch is Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. If you would like to find ways to contribute or volunteer, you can find the latest information on their work in Texas HERE.