Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: beatitudes

Blessed are the poor in spirit

  Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. Matthew 5:1-2   …he began teaching the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus spoke directly to the disciples with him, but crowds of people surrounded them, listening in. Jesus […]

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The way of Christ

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  170  (June 19, 2008) I’ve been doing some exciting reading lately about things that make a lot of sense. The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian D. McLaren paints a wonderful picture of who Jesus really was and what it must have been like when he lived to hear his message and […]

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Comment on Fighting injustice (2019)

Copying from the previous post: Too many have forgotten that Jesus was a radical, not happy with the status quo. The way the world is today is no better – and probably worse – than it was in Jesus’ time. If we’re to be followers of Christ we need to be radical, as he was, […]

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Why we do what we do

Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Luke 6:22 As we go through life, deciding what to do about things that are wrong, we must be very careful! It’s easy to make enemies – to end […]

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