Lecture examines origin of “Blessed are the poor”

first_imgNotre Dame law professor John Finnis posed the question, “Who Said, ‘Blessed are the Poor’?” in a lecture Friday at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture’s 15th Annual Fall Conference entitled “Your Light Will Rise in the Darkness: Responding to the Cry of the Poor.”Finnis said the answer to the lecture’s titular question can be found by exploring the differences between the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.“The firm answer [to the question, who said, “Blessed are the Poor?”] is given by the Gospel [of] Luke,” Finnis said.Finnis said Jesus clearly that addresses not only the poor, but also his disciples, when he compares the destitute and hungry to the rich.“What [Jesus] promised the poor was not social justice,” Finnis said. “What he was — and is — holding out is the short hope of a place of Kingdom of God — not now, but as a great reward in heaven.”Finnis said “blessed are the poor” with “blessed are the poor in spirit” are found in distinct accounts of the gospels.“The Gospel according to Matthew describes similar blessings in the Beatitudes,” he said.  “Notice in his account that the poverty in the third and fourth Beatitudes are spiritual. Do not care for riches. Lay up your treasures in heaven. You cannot serve two masters in God and wealth.”Luke cautions readers of his gospel about the vices wealth may spawn.“In the context of warning, [Luke] cautioned against avarice,” Finnis said.  “… The poor in Luke’s straightforward sense is what the poor in spirit are to experience, that is the good news of the gospel — there is a treasure in heaven.“So, did Jesus say, blessed are the ‘poor’ or ‘poor in spirit?’ The two evangelists are reporting the same sermon.  Both contain —in the same order — love your enemies, judge not others, but it seems clear one account is not derived from the other and they’re not from the same source.  Two different reports on one sermon.”Finnis cited theologian John Chapman and said, “There is no reason to doubt that Jesus on inaugural sermon said both.”“While Luke’s Beatitudes may represent the fiery, original words, Matthew spiritualized them, making them applicable to the spiritual needs of others,” Finnis said. “Gospels are not eyewitness testimonies all the time, but each evangelist has arranged the accounts to address the spiritual needs of the community they are a part of.“One can forge a good argument from discontinuity for the core Beatitudes — in spirit can represent the Beatitudes in the communities. As for the other Beatitudes, they are parallel to the form and function of the work of Jesus.“Those Beatitudes may be referred to be authentic.”Tags: beatitudes, blessed are the poor, blessed are the poor in spirit, Gospel, Luke, Matthew, poor, poor in spiritlast_img read more

Los Angeles Lakers preseason schedule 2018

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersOct. 4 vs. Sacramento, Los Angeles, Staples Center, 7:30 p.m.Oct 6 vs. Clippers, Anaheim, Honda Center, 7 p.m.October 10 vs. Golden State, Las Vegas, T-Mobile Arena, 7 p.m.October 12 at Golden State, San Jose, SAP Center, 7:30 p.m.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Los Angeles Lakers released their 2018 preseason schedule on Monday, May 14.Date, opponent, city, arena, time:Sept. 30 vs. Denver, San Diego, Valley View Casino Center, 6:30 p.m.Oct. 2 vs. Denver, Los Angeles, Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

Athletic Meeting: Amel Tuka to perform for the first time

first_imgThe First Athletic Meeting Novi Grad Sarajevo will be held at the newly built athletic track in the Center “Safet Zajko” within the 20th traditional manifestation “Days of Novi Grad 2016”.Arrival announced our best athletes Amel Tuka, who will participate in the race at 400 meters, Lucija Kimani in races on 3000 and 800 meters and Hamza Alic, who will compete in the shot put.Besides our Olympians, large number of competitors from our country and the region announced their arrival, as well as a large number of schoolchildren from Canton Sarajevo.Meeting is aimed to present and popularize athletics in the area of the Municipality of Novi Grad Sarajevo and Sarajevo, and attract a larger number of boys and girls into athletics.Meeting is approved by the Athletic Federation of BiH (AFBiH) and it will be held under the supervision of the Athletic Federation of BiH. Rules and regulations will be in accordance with the propositions of AFBiH. Timing will be electronic.Athletic meeting will give the opportunity to a large number of visitors of Center “Safet Zajko” to enjoy in this interesting sports event.All fans of athletics are invited to come on the 11th of June at the Center “Safet Zajko” starting at 4 pm and support the First Athletics Meeting Novi Grad Sarajevo.(Source: Radiosarajevo.ba)last_img read more