What Our Lives under God Ought to Be

Matthew 5-7

Living it Out...

Watch “Re-enacting God’s Love” (video)

As we come to the end of our 9-month-long conversation grounded in Matthew 5-7, this video reminds us that all of what we read is meant to be lived out. In Bishop Mano’s words: “Matthew 5-7 sums up the totality of what our lives under God ought to be.”


  • What stuck with you after watching this video?
  • Thinking back on all that we have read and discussed this year, what is one concrete way you/we could live out Jesus’ teachings?
  • Is there a way you can imagine re-enacting God’s love to all those you encounter?
  • Is there a way you can imagine “smelling the sweat of your enemy?”

Read 1 John 4:7-12 as you close and consider how simple and complicated it is to enact these words.