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It’s All About the Beatitudes, Baby!

… we are all saints beneath the veneer of ego, since at our core we are made from and for Love.

S1:E45 EPISODE SUMMARY

It’s the final podcast before the election, the lectionary for All Saints Day. It’s about time for some blessings!

All Saints Day reminds us that we are all saints beneath the veneer of ego, since at our core we are made from and for Love. We are called to remember that we are caught up already in eternal life, eternal relationship with God and each other. So we better start loving one another!

Matthew 5: 1-12, the Beatitudes, show us the way of sainthood, living into blessing. Blessed are the poor in spirit, those who remember their interdependence on one another. Blessed are those who mourn, for Love and Love’s children (that’s us when we live into our vocation as God’s image-bearers) will advocate for them. The Beatitudes may look passive, but they are anything but! Adam and Lindsey explore their radical call to action!

As election day looms on the horizon, we remember that no matter who is elected, our work remains the same. We are called to humility, justice, peacemaking, and love. We look not only to Christ, but to the saints on earth and in heaven who model these virtues in action.

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