Meditations on the Beatitudes: Lessons from the MarginsAuthor: Donald R. ClymerThis 75-page book, in which Donald R. Clymer reflects on the Beatitudes of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11), is deceptively simple. There isn’t much traditional commentary, nor any intentional look at historical or literary context. Each chapter simply tells a story from the author’s experience in Latin America, mostly as an MCC worker.
It’s terrifying to be forgotten. Imagine you’re a child walking through a mall and you suddenly realize you’ve become separated from your parents. Or you’re an adult who walks into the house to find doors unlocked, lights on, TV blaring – but not a person anywhere. What if you’ve been left behind, forgotten? The fear is palpable.