Jesus says, in Matthew 5 that the way to get started with His kind of life is to BE a certain way. That's why people call this part of His Sermon on the Mount - THE BE-ATTITUDES. In fact, if we call ourselves christians, there is no other way for us to BE. Let's look at the first one today (and a little bit at the second one):
- Be poor in spirit (then yours is the kingdom of heaven).
- Be a person who mourns over your sinfulness (then you will be comforted).