How does Jesus want us to live? When we look at what he taught in his very first lesson in the Gospel of Matthew (the Beatitudes), we see that it looks a bit like Living Upside Down. It is surprising, it is challenging, it is not what we’re used to – but it is life-giving in its allegiance to Jesus. Come and learn more – and be inspired – to starting Living Upside Down!
If you live upside down, persecutions will come. And blessed are you.
Not the peace-breakers, not the peace-keepers - but the peace-makers.
Clarity of heart means clarity of vision...vision of God.
This is big: the goal of mercy is more mercy...the goal of mercy is not a hand moved to seize a debtor by the throat: it is a heart moved to release someone from debt’s grip.
What are you hungry and thirsty for? Too often it's the wrong things!
The meek person restrains his power for the sake of the other, rather than asserting themselves to advance their own cause. The meek person is patient – waiting on God, the meek person is non-defensive because they know and see who they are in God’s eyes, the meek person is approachable. And so the meek person – leaves their sword in its place.
What is it that we mourn that makes us "blessed"?
You don't think of being "poor" in anything as being "blessed" - but Jesus does - and that's what makes this such "Upside Down" Living.