"Jesus’s statements here aren’t the keys to the good and happy life; they’re something better than that. They’re markers of the intersection of God’s life and ours. They’re a description of what is happening in Jesus, signposts pointing us to Jesus as the arrival of the good life, of God’s life. There is no list of rules or tricks or steps to achieve happiness. There’s only Jesus, only God with us, only God pursing us from God’s future, drawing us into God’s life."