Read today’s passage from the Sermon on the Mount and then ask yourself, “What kind of person would be able to do the things that Jesus is talking about?”
That’s exactly the point. God’s desire is to remake a person from the inside out so that he or she is actually capable of fulfilling the promise of the Sermon on the Mount. Courage, fidelity, peace, honesty, reconciliation–these are what result in a person who decides to follow Jesus and learn from him.
Are you willing?