Making Room for God
“When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountainside and sat down …” Matthew 5:1
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3
The phrase “poor in spirit” can be confusing. Think of it in this sense – poor in spirit means depending on God’s providence and not depending on our own self-reliance. Being detached from earthy things (power, money, and comfort) and being attached to heavenly things (charity, sacrifice, and mercy). Denying ourselves from satisfying our desires and helping others obtain their basic needs.