In the Beatitudes, Jesus gives us a very unexpected, countercultural, and counterintuitive description of a blessed person. The first characteristic of such a person is that they're "poor in Spirit." What does that mean, and why is it the foundation of being a blessed person?
What is a U-Shaped Life?
Our culture presents us with a vision of life that's about a steady upward climb, sort of like an arrow pointed at an upward angle. In contrast, Jesus presents us with a vision of a U-shaped life. For those who missed it, you can find out what we mean by listening to this week's sermon here.