Lectionary Year A
January 31, 1999
Matthew 5:1-12

Step II: Disposition


Does not Psalm 1 also begin with "blessed is the one who ... ?" Is Jesus spelling out here in more detail what it means to "not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers?" Do we hear in this pericope an ancient voice which now speaks through Jesus' mouth and still reverberates today? Would it not also be fitting to read Psalm 1 along with Psalm 15 this Sunday, instead of reading only Psalm 15 as the lectionary suggests?

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