News from St. Francis 2/19 – 2/26/17

Because of the inclement weather this past Sunday, Edrice was not able to preach the sermon she had planned to deliver. Here it is. . .After being baptized by John in the River Jordan and following the beginning of his public ministry, Jesus began a discourse of moral teachings we have come to know as The Sermon on the Mount. Two Sundays ago, we followed Jesus up the mountain and listened as He spoke about a number of blessings commonly known as the Beatitudes. Last Sunday, we heard Him say that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, and today we listened to his teachings in which he eloquently presented a series of specific interpretations of the Law of Moses, beginning each statement with the words, “You have heard that it was said,” and concluding by saying, “but I say to you”.

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