The Sermon on the Mount

Posted: October 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

The day before the current, Jesus settled us down at the table to talk and have supper.

‘Tomorrow morning, I require quite a lengthy and significant task for you all,’ Jesus said calmly, ‘I want you all to gather as many people as possible, from all faiths and races, all occupations and ages.’

Puzzled for this, I asked, ‘Why is this necessary?’

He replied, ‘I will be making a speech about my father and the kingdom of Heaven, to clear up any questions or doubts that I am truly the Messiah.’

 

 

 

 

The next day, after all of the disciples had gathered as many people as we could, we told Jesus that there were hundreds – maybe thousands of people willing to gather at the bottom of the mountain to hear Jesus speaking.

He began preaching to the people, giving advice on how to live their life, and telling us about the kingdom of God. Wandering around, he answered questions from Rabbis and tax collectors alike, treating everybody with equal respect.

Nearing the end of his speech, he taught us how to pray. He said something that went like this:

Our Father, who is in Heaven

Hallowed is his name

His kingdom come, he will be done

on Earth as it is in Heaven

Give us today our daily bread

and forgive our trespasses

… and I’m still being taught to remember the rest. Whatever. Thomas already memorised it. Can’t let him beat me!

Anyway, a while after that, people were still following us and asking Jesus questions. Of course, James tried to shoo them off, but Jesus patiently answered their questions, really reverently. He’s amazing, especially how he knows how to control large crowds of people and all that jazz.

We’re still asking him questions about it to this day! Obviously none of us can remember the entire speech, but we’re trying to remember the key terms and phrases included in it.

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