To listen to Jesus is to hear a call to a certain character that belies itself in our behavior to others. It is a call to live antithetically to the commonly accepted behaviors of the world. It is in the instructional insight that we refer to as the “talk on the hill”, where Jesus puts into words his radical call to a character that is rooted in and reflects the character of God. This is where we will begin to look at the picture that Jesus paints all through his ministry of the kind of person you are becoming under his visionary influence. Jesus believes that your character is at the heart of changing the world for the better.