When he saw the crowds, he went up the mountain, and after he had sat down, his disciples came to him. He began to teach them . . . (Matthew 5:1).
I don't know how I always missed it, but I used to read this passage as saying the crowds came to Jesus on the mountain. But what it actually says is, his disciples came to him.
Disciples -- as in those whom He called as individuals and not as a group.
Mother Teresa once said, God calls us away from our daily routines, to enter His Presence and linger in His love.
Of course, she was right. Sometimes we need to get alone with Christ and just be silent. Expectant. How else can we learn from Him unless we rid ourselves of distractions vying for our attention -- crowds, television, email, voice mail and cell phones?
Oh, what treasures He will teach us, if only we will come.