Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blessed are the poor in spirit.

3"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3)

"Poor in spirit" means to be humble. Humility is the realization that all your gifts and blessings come from the grace of God. To have poverty of spirit means to be completely empty and open to the Word of God. When we are an empty cup and devoid of pride, we are humble. Humility brings an openness and an inner peace, allowing one to do the will of God. He who humbles himself is able to accept our frail nature, to repent, and to allow the grace of God to lead us to Conversion.
It is pride, the opposite of humility that brings misery. For pride brings anger and the seeking of revenge, especially when one is offended. If everyone were humble and poor in spirit, there would be no war!

Peace and love,


"This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. " (1 John 4:9-10)

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