The words of Jesus are recognized as some of the most brilliant expressions of religious and ethical insight ever offered. Even those who reject his divine identity, continue to elevate Jesus’ teachings as a worthy guide to life. Sometimes Jesus asked questions; at other times he commented on current events; on other occasions he allowed the context of the moment to guide his message; often he simply told stories. In all of his teachings, Jesus brings heaven and earth together, and when he speaks the visible world intersects with the invisible one. When we listen to Jesus we learn about grace, and we begin to embrace the counter-cultural values of the kingdom of God.