Glenn Packiam redefines the word lucky in the context of Jesus' beatitudes in Luke's Gospel.
Lucky uncovers how the poor, hungry, mourning and persecuted are blessed because the Kingdom of heaven-its fullness, comfort, and reward-is theirs in spite of their condition. This is Christ's announcement: the Kingdom of God has come to unlikely people.
Like the people Jesus addressed, we are called lucky not because of our pain or brokenness but because in spite of it, we have been invited into the Kingdom. The trajectory of our lives have been altered. What's more, we now have a part in the future that God is bringing. Like Abraham, we have been blessed to carry blessing, to live as luck-bearers to the unlikely and unlucky.
Lucky - Glenn Packiam