Matthew 6:1-18

In the Semon on the Mount, Jesus explores the ongoing value of three characteristics of the Jewish tradition: giving alms, prayer, and fasting. In the mind of the Messiah King these forms of service continue to add value to the Kingdom of God. A pertinent question for us to consider is, "How do these practices impact my life during these months of pandemic and isolation? Am I using this time as an opportunity to please God or simply focusing on my own needs and state of mind?