The Good Life Series is based on the beatitudes in Matthew. I have highlighted in other essays that what work and business can confer on a person is not the “Good Life.” Money. Status. Power. These are not the good life nor are they inherently good or positive. (They are also not inherently evil, but pursuit of them creates a lot of evil.) So, what did Jesus offer as the characteristics of the disciple’s good life within his kingdom (i.e. prior to his second coming)? He offered the Beatitudes.