The millennial and younger generation is marked by a more visible social concern and volunteerism, but it often doesn’t influence the way they choose to live. In this Beatitude, Jesus pronounces a blessing on the merciful, those who allow the miseries of others to affect them and change the way they live. He presents a vision both challenge and hopeful, especially to us living in America today.

Resources:

Matthew 5:1-12

The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12, Thomas Watson

Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road, Timothy Keller

Where to Turn to Help People Who are Homeless