4th Sunday in Ordinary Time | Year A
Seeing the crowds, Jesus went up the hill. There he sat down and was joined by his disciples. Then he began to speak. This is what he taught them:
The repeated use of the word “happy” is striking in the words that Jesus spoke to the crowd from his seat on the hill. Parts of Jesus’ prescription for happiness is are attractive, like being gentle and merciful, whereas others are harder to equate with happiness. Most of us would not feel happy being abused, persecuted or maligned.