This passage speaks of blessings and curses, life and death, good relationships and those that are broken. Herein, does Jesus suggest we have a choice in these matters? If so, how?
Finally, consider the following, which are questions posed by Kimberly Bracken Long in her liturgical resource, Feasting on the Word; Worship Companion:
- Where do you find life and where do you not?
- What role do your choices play?
- Where have you experienced broken relationships in your own life or in the church?
- How do Christ and the reign of heaven enable us to move beyond brokenness and live in mutual support?