As we come to the end of this teaching, Jesus intones, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise person.” Are we wise and act on them? Are we even capable?
G. K Chesterton’s quip from an earlier mediation doubts it. But I say resoundingly YES, YES WE ARE.
Jesus repeatedly invites us to follow him and is honest about it not being easy. It requires discipleship, discipline and faith, but most significantly it requires love.
A love for our triune God. A love which transcends the love for ourselves, trappings or foibles. A love through which we place ourselves in him taking us onto solid, fertile ground.
A ground that gives us a foundation for life, existence, meaning and purpose.
Truly, such a foundation for us can only be in Jesus, whom we confess as Lord.
As we enter this Easter season, let us give heed to his teachings, teachings that are vindicated through his resurrection immutably establishing Jesus as the truth, the way, and the life.
The Reverend Deacon Heino Claessions St. Albans Glen Williams.
From your experience with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, the College of Deacons and the Niagara Anglican hope your Easter will be a joyful celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is Risen, Alleluia!