The Beatitudes begin what might be the most critical summation of Christ’s teaching–the Sermon on the Mount. If every Christian could know only one passage by heart, the Sermon on the Mount would be a good start. Be on your way by memorizing Matthew 5:1-12.
Memorize Monday: The Blesseds
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.