Tag Archives: Poor in spirit

The amazing sequence in the beatitudes

Does it not follow inevitably that my attitude towards everybody else must be completely and entirely changed? Continue reading

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Unless you become like little children?

Becoming childlike is not a reference to being “innocent as a child” or having the “simple faith of a child”. So what does it mean? Continue reading

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Humility is not an emotion

The person who frequently feels humble is probably not very humble.

People often misread humility by associating it with quiet, less outgoing or passive personalities.

Humility is self-confidence that runs far deeper than the tenuous self-confidence of the person who believes in himself because others look up to him.

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What does poor in spirit mean?

I was recently asked a question about Jesus’ words, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Does this refer to actual poverty or spiritual humility? Does “blessed” mean “happy”? I shared a few thoughts and decided to post them for others. … Continue reading

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