In the Beatitudes, Jesus offers nine sayings that move us beyond our first instincts and instead embrace the deeper reality of the kingdom of God. They name the illusions and false beliefs that keep us chained and imprisoned. We’ve learned to live from a mentality of anxiety and greed, but what if a world of abundance with solace and comfort is actually near? We’ve learned to live by striving, competition, and comparison, but what if we all have equal dignity and worth?Mark Scandrette, in his book “The Ninefold Path of the Beatitudes” shows how the Beatitudes invite us into nine new postures for life. Instead of living in fear, we can choose radical love. It’s often assumed that the good life is only for the most wealthy, attractive, and powerful. Poor, sad, and suffering people are left out. But the ninefold path of the Beatitudes is for everyone. Whatever your story, what ever your struggle, wherever you find yourself, this way is available to you. The Deeper Journey Group will be meeting each Friday morning at 11 am. If you are interested in joining us into a deep journey with Jesus please contact Marabelle through the office, so you can get your book and begin your deeper journey.