Good Morning Friends ~
Today we talk about the first Beatitude ~~~
“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
What does this mean ~
“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 every man were humble and poor in spirit, there would be no war!
I have been coming across a few of Mother Theresa’s quotes and here is one on “The poor in Spirit”
How powerful is this !!!! I LOVE HER. ~
And now just a sweet little picture I found to make you smile.
Until next week.