Jesus used the beatitudes to explain to His followers the true path to happiness. However, this teaching has not always been accepted well because it’s a great contrast to the worldly notion of blessedness and happiness. Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher once called them a “malignant disease.” Jesus’ point is we need to change our focus from the world’s perspective of happiness to God’s perspective of it, in order to find any happiness at all in this life and the beatitudes are the way to do it. In my previous sermon, we looked at the first four of these. Let’s consider the rest today.