In our reading for Sunday we will continue with the Sermon on the Mount by reading Matthew 5.38-48. Read the text here.
Russell Rathbun writes,
In the context of the Roman Empire, the Sermon on the Mount is a radical proposal for resistance. Written just years after Titus (who succeeds his father as Emperor during this period) destroys Jerusalem along with the temple, it is a call not to arms but an invitation to a nonviolent reorientation of civilization. There is only one problem; it might depend on our ability to be perfect…Is the Sermon on the Mount practicable or is it an impossibility that turns us to the grace of God?
We will turn toward grace through Prayer and Fasting in worship this week. How will prayer be a part of your day today? How is fasting part of your faith practice?