Illustration: Man who reacts with fury when a server ruins his suit with salad dressing is a church-goer.
The Beatitudes are like rungs on the ladder to countercultural living.
To be poor in spirit is to admit you need God.
Peter wept bitterly after denying Jesus.
Meekness is power under control.
We must realize that self-help can't help.
Our desires begin to change and this changes us.
These first four steps all happen on the inside, and the rest are outward.
Illustration: One girl showed mercy to a mentally and physically challenged boy.
Illustration: Breaux tells how his wife radiates the presence of Jesus.
We can be thermometers or thermostats.
Illustration: Breaux witnessed the fervent prayers of two Chinese pastors who had endured persecution.
Illustration: Breaux shares a prayer for his life, "Fellowship of the Unashamed."
Jesus was different, and he calls us to be different too.