Breaking Bread Wednesday
Welcome to Wednesday’s version of the mid-day table of fellowship with the Ozark United Methodist Church! Hope your “hump day” is going okay. Either way, click here for a little Wednesday humor from the people at GEICO.
Whether it’s lunch period at school, a snack at work, or a meal with friends…let’s be thankful for the food before us and for those we are gathered with face-to-face or virtually here on the blog. “For good food and those who prepare it, for good friends with whom to share it, we thank you Lord. Amen.”
As you have a moment, take a look at these words of Jesus.
3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” Matthew 5:3-12, NRSV
“The Beatitudes,” as this passage is traditionally called, are powerful words of promise! What do you think Jesus meant by “blessed?” What characteristic that Jesus encourages here especially connected with you today? What promise shared in this passage gives you hope? Feel free to share your thoughts, or respond to what others may have shared, at the bottom of the page.
Keep OUMC in your prayers today. Pray for our congregation’s leaders and those you know in need of special prayer.
Your partner on the journey,