This morning, we read portions of the Sermon on the Mount, first from Matthew 5:1-16, and then Luke 6:20-26. Both of these readings focused primarily on the Beatitudes. When we read from The Story Bible this evening, however, I also included the chapter on worry, (also a part of the Sermon on the Mount), partly because it’s a great thing to read, and partly because I wanted to emphasize the fact that Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount involved much more than “just” the Beatitudes. I do think the children were grateful that I didn’t read the whole Sermon from the book of Matthew–that would have been a lot of chapters, and even I didn’t feel up to reading that much!
In other news, I have to say that this particular felt symbol is one of my favorites…it looks so pretty on the banner!