There is a lingering idea that somehow it is a blessing to be poor and a curse to be rich. Yes, I know Jesus said “Blessed are the poor.” But did he? In fact he said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” The poor in spirit are the penitent souls–the humble–the ones who say, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, Have Mercy on me a Sinner.” Humility and repentance are the marks of the poor in spirit…

Praise the Lord

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