Higher: "Beatitude" Is Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
We have just started our Sermon on the Mount series -- Jesus talks a lot in Matthew 5, 6, and 7, and we'll read every word over five weeks. It's answering a higher call, it's taking the high road, it's "a higher plane than I have found," in the words of the honky-tonk gospel song. With thanks to M. Myer-Boulton's essays in Feasting on the Gospels for Matthew 5:1-16. And also Janis Joplin.