Lord God, quiet my soul and open my mind and heart to receive Your Word. Amen.
This reading is only the beginning of Jesus’s sermon. Feel free to read the rest as it continues into the 6th and 7th chapters of Matthew. It does not take long to read. Looking at chapter 5, what characteristics does Jesus say His followers should demonstrate? How well do these describe you?
My Lord, when others look upon me today, let them see You. Amen.