A way to live a mission in leisure or free time:
Spending time with family and friends is not insignificant; it is rather to be sought and valued.
Based on Matthew 5:1-12
A way to live a mission in leisure or free time based on Matthew 5:1-12, a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, 1/29/17. [Blessing has two meanings—to be favored and to receive spiritual rewards.] Jesus sits down on a high place and pronounces an unexpected blessing on people with little power or social standing. Favored and assured of spiritual rewards are: the poor in spirit who have the kingdom of heaven; mourners who will be comforted; the meek who will inherit the earth; those seeking righteousness who will be filled; the merciful who will receive mercy; the pure in heart who will see God; peacemakers who will be called children of God; those persecuted for righteousness who will have the kingdom of heaven; and those who suffer because they follow him. All are to rejoice because their reward is great in heaven; they are persecuted as were the prophets before them.
A theme: Those who follow God may look weak but they will receive spiritual rewards.