David Bentley Hart in The Beauty of the Infinite: The Aesthetics of Christian Truth claims “…the church makes its appeal to the world first…by narrating and re-narrating itself with ever greater fullness, hoping all the while that the intrinsic delightfulness and truthfulness of this practice will draw others within its circle of discourse.”
This Sunday we'll narrate once again the alternative politics that are near the heart of our story. We'll recite the beatitudes, the "Blessed are those..." sayings of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount. By these, he conjures a politics distinct from any you'd find in the kingdoms, empires, and capitalistic democratic-republics of the world, a politics lived immediately and locally to make truly blessed the poor in spirit, the grieving, the gentle, those who do what's right.
You should come!