Pastor Wes points out that Jesus has high expectations for his followers. Jesus challenges us to grow up and be all we can be as his body. This includes standing up to violence without being violent, loving our enemy, praying for those who persecute us. But we are not alone in this endeavor.
Picking up on what it means to be salty, Pastor Wes tells us that rather than trying to earn points under the law, Jesus wants us to realize that we all equally need God's grace. Pastor points out Jesus is calling on us to be caring people as well.
Often times when we hear the Beatitudes we may wonder how anyone who is experiencing these hardships can feel blessed. Pastor Wes points out, though that the Aremaic word Jesus uses for "blessed" is actually a word of encouragement. Jesus is cheering us on during the times we may feel down and out, much like we would cheer an athlete on in a game. Pastor Wes tells us that God is cheering us on during hard times. Likewise we can also cheer other people on when they experience problems in life.
Pastor Wes uses the story of Jonah to point out that when God calls us to be fishers of people we will end up catching even the most undesirable people in the net (just like us). That is the way of God.