Christ is the Church.
Yet, in his time, his ideas and teachings were controversial and contrary to the beliefs held by the prevailing religions.
The church of Jesus’ day did not welcome this man and his teachings into their carefully constructed path to religious redemption.
Even those who believed in Jesus thought he came to free the Israelites from their Roman oppressors.
It was up to Jesus to set the record straight with the Sermon on the Mount and the nine Beatitudes.