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I’ve been talking recently with a new friend about how to memorise the #SermonontheMount.
Thought I’d share my thoughts here, just as an interested amateur, in case they encourage others (a) to share their methods, (b) to have a go at memorising this beautiful sermon themselves.
1. Structure and Hierarchy!

I find this the single most helpful element in memorising longer units.
What is the overall structure of the sermon, at the most birds-eye level? E.g.:

Law and Prophets (Ethics; Devotion; Common Struggles)
Then, each of those units break down into their own structure.

E.g. Ethics. This breaks down into two groups of three sayings each: (a) murder; adultery; divorce. (b) oaths; eye for an eye; love your enemies.
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1. Think nothing of the hatred of the world, if Jesus Christ was treated as a madman, it is no surprise that His followers are likewise treated.

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2. The world is mired in malice, friendship with it means enmity with God, an if you follow the world, you too will become worldly with the worldly... therefore despise it all, so as to be able to say with St Paul, the world is dead to me and I am dead to the world.
3. Scorn the world with all your soul, live according to the true doctrine of the Heart of Jesus. And what is that doctrine? It can be wholly understood through the eight beatitudes.
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