How would you complete this sentence? “Everything I learned about life and happiness, I learned from…?” You’ve probably viewed any number of stories, blogs, meme’s that start that way, and end with something the author believes taught him or her a valuable lesson about life. The source of this life lesson could be…a kindergarten teacher, a favourite sport, or even the household pet! This week we start a new series on The Beatitudes – eight declarations that Jesus made that some have described as a blueprint for happiness. At first glance, though, you might want to disagree. So what did Jesus know about life…real living…that he wanted us to find out, and that still makes sense in the world we live in today?