According to Jesus, true happiness does not come from all the things that society suggests. It does not come from celebrity, beauty, wealth and possessions. It is not about how you feel. It is not about what you have or even about what you do.
The Greek word, ‘makarios’ means ‘blessed’, ‘fortunate’, ‘happy’ – the privileged recipient of God’s favor.
Jesus highlights situations in which you receive God’s favor and blessings.