Who has not spent time within the Sermon on the Mount? Who has not rejoiced in the promise to "ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you"? Who has not quaked at the warning that "many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord' ... then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me you who practice lawlessness'"? Who has not struggled with the instruction to "not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also"? Who has not been refreshed, challenged, and rebuked by Jesus in this sermon? Yet we keep coming back to it. We are drawn to it, knowing it contains the concentrated essence of what Jesus wants us to be. For whatever reason we come to know the sermon, if we study it deeply, we cannot leave unchanged. No wonder Matthew called it "the gospel of the kingdom."
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