Climbing the Mountain Part 5: Mercy All the Way to the Top

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”~Matthew 5:7 Our next be attitude that Jesus talks about is mercy.  Mercy is the grabbing of rock, the physical climbing we do to get to the top.  It’s an action, not a reaction.  Mercy doesn’t wait for the need to come, it sees the need…

Climbing the Mountain Part 4: Determination to the Top

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”~Matthew 5:6 The next be attitude that Jesus gives us in the Sermon on the Mount, is having a determined spirit when seeking righteousness.  He lists here the two most important physical needs we have and they are food and water.  Hungering…

Climbing the Mountain Part 3: Meekness Isn’t Weakness

“Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.”~Matthew 5:5 I can’t take credit for this saying, but I think it speaks volumes about the next be attitude which is meekness.  “Meekness isn’t weakness, but strength under control.”  I like how it’s said in the photo, perfect control.  In my favorite dictionary Webster’s 1828,…

Climbing the Mountain Part 2: The Harness of Comfort

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”~Matthew 5:4 The next be attitude that Jesus talks about is that of mourning.  Mourning is feeling pain over loss.  At the top of the loss scale, is the loss of a loved one.  When we think of mourning that is what we think of, but…

Climbing the Mountain Part 1: Hopes For Ropes

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”~Matthew 5:3 I thought I would begin this year of blogging with a series called Climbing the Mountain.  The famous Sermon on the Mount was, I believe, on the mountain for a reason.  With being on top of a mountain, you can see…

Charisma: You Were Born With These Gifts: A Merciful New Year

“And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.  Don’t just pretend to love others.  Really love them.  Hate what is wrong.  Hold tightly to what is good.  Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”~Romans 12:8-10 “There is no austerity equal to a balanced…