Blessed are the poor in spirit…
Mark 12: 38-44
Jesus, why do you love the poor? Not merely those who have little by this world’s standard but the poor in spirit?
Then, like Alice in Wonderland, I peep through the first keyhole…and I see detachment. The poor in spirit are those who have understood that “God Alone suffices” and do not cling to things of the earth. This leads to the second keyhole…Love…poverty in spirit leads to emptying of self and positions the soul to receive the Love of the Trinity.
Abraham…Our Lady…both poor and gave everything they had…their only sons. In return, God gave to Abraham the earth for his inheritance and Our Lady became the Queen of Heaven and Earth.
I lost my dear cousin yesterday. COVID sped up her already deteriorating health. A beautiful soul filled with God’s love. She exchanged her material comforts she once enjoyed for a kingdom where her joy is now complete.
…for the kingdom shall be theirs.