Jesus seems to be setting the stakes pretty high in the Sermon on the Mount, but how about we hear it as a vision of what could be possible … what is possible when God reigns. Jesus shows us the potential of God’s Kingdom, God’s rule among us.
“I am church” is much more. “I am church” about who we are. “We are church” is an all the way through identity. “I am church” is the essence of our inner being, our inner commitment. Being Church is the fruit of the essence of being deeply connected, rooted in Jesus, and filled with Jesus. “We are church” is at the heart of who we are as God’s people.