Get a fresh take on God, spirit, faith, life, love, justice, and community. First Church Berkeley is an open and affirming, progressive Christian church in Berkeley, California, part of the United Church of Christ. We are committed to Jesus’ countercultural and life-giving path. We understand the life of spirit to be a journey, not a destination. Our podcast features the powerful preaching of several of the ministers on staff and special guests. More about the church at firstchurchberkeley.org.
In the Luke version of the Beatitudes, Jesus comes to the level plain to heal the people and speak to them. He has words of blessing for those who are suffering, a blessing that also included happiness and joy. Senior Minister Molly Baskette suggests that dealing directly with the challenges of life, rather than looking at it from afar, is the path toward blessing and joy. Juicy life is lived on the plain—where serving and suffering are willingly endured.
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