Am struck again at how directly Jesus went after the Sabbath issue. The pharisees brought the man with the withered hand. Jesus stood him up in the middle of the group to make sure they had the conflict they were after. He is Lord of the Sabbath. . . don't mess with Him!
Am humbled by Jesus' prayer life. I can't escape how he prayed all night before choosing the twelve. I somehow think a quick 30 minutes will cover it. Jesus was always in prayer. These twelve men changed the world!
These beatitudes are different from what Matthew records. Here there are woes, not just blessings. Happy are the poor (not just in spirit) and happy are the hungry (not just for righteousness). His woes and blessings are built upon a divine reversal someday.