After the beatitudes comes salt and light and the law... and a challenge to the people, it's up to you!
The beatitudes... that list of the blessed that we would never want to join; the poor in spirit, the meek and those who mourn. So where is the blessing? And why is this teaching so central to Jesus' message?
Repent means 'to see things in a new way, as they really are'. So when Jesus asks some fishermen to follow him he is helping them to repent, to see the kingdom of God which is close by. Following Jesus is an invitation to live into that new way of being.
Jesus invites us into a relationship with him and asks us to invite others into that relationship... come and see...
In the season of Epiphany, what does Jesus' baptism tell us about who he is and what God's mission is?