Our spiritual needs? Real Inner Rootedness

Russell Minick

The Sermon on the Mount pattern I see: Visible part = Growth cycle: outline via beatitudes Mt 5:3-10 description of maturing  Mt 5:11-48 disciplines for maturing Mt 6:1-24 Invisible part = Rootedness: Physical needs? [Mt 6:25-34]  “Root yourself in God as the reality from which physical desires come, and the hope of appropriately pursuing fulfillment of those desires. Relational needs? [Mt 7:1-12] “Fixing others, negatively or positively, is not going to help us grow up.  We need to be rooted in relating through active empathy. Spiritual needs?  [Mt 7:13-27] “Easy drifting, …