“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” [seems like Putin is ‘inheriting the earth’]

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” [seems like the merciful get taken advantage of]

“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad.” [for real!?]

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” [seriously!? …all Your most intense conflict is with the law-experts – who condemn your view of the regulative principle].

“Unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” [seriously!? …You make it sound like the “righteousness” of the “most righteous rule-followers we know” isn’t aligned with REAL RIGHTEOUSNESS …like maybe the most staunchly conservative folks we know aren’t actually as right as they claim to be!?!? Which is deeply disconcerting, because we’re all relying on them to guide us down the right path!].

“I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment.” [but I’m angry with my brother everyday! …are You insinuating that I’m a mass murderer!?]

“I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” [are You insinuating that I’m a serial adulterer!?]

“I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you.” [are You seriously not going to provide any caveats or nuances when You say stuff like this!?]

“I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” [are people in Ukraine actually suppose to love Putin?!?]