Why does the message about Jesus cause trouble?

It doesn’t cause trouble for everyone.  When Jesus proclaims that the poor in Spirit are blessed, that the peacemakers are blessed, that the grieving are blessed, it is very good news for those who are struggling.  But for those who have come to believe that the things they have are the sign of their blessing or that they are blessed by good things happening, it causes some discomfort.  But when you boldly say that death doesn’t have any power any more, then you have stepped into an entirely new way of being in the world. – Pastor Trudy Stoffel