The classic Christmas illustration of baby Jesus in the manger is a heartwarming and comforting image that we celebrate in nativity scenes. But that cute baby, adored by so many, grew up to become a man who was hated and mistreated because of his counter cultural message. Jesus turned the concept of what it means to be blessed upside down, challenging people’s perspectives on how to achieve the good life. He still does so today. But if you’re willing to let go of our culture’s ideas of what the good life is and embrace what Jesus says will make you blessed, you’ll discover that Jesus is leading you in the right direction.