Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 2: Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes


Sermon on the Mount: The Beatitudes

Film Focus Point: This is a dramatic presentation of Jesus’ preaching of the Beatitudes from his Sermon on the Mount.  

Text Focus Point: Page 46

Discussion Questions:

  1. What was the likely effect of Jesus’ words on those who heard him that day, especially those who felt by their society? What effect on the privileged classes?
  2. The video flashes to various scenes in the Gospel narratives. Which ones are you able to identify and what is their correlation to the Beatitudes?
  3. Do you think Christ’s words would sound much different if he were to preach this sermon today? Why or why not?

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