Radiate the Lord!
And Jesus lifted up His eyes on His disciples, and said:
“Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God…”
The blessings and the woes in the Sermon of Jesus on the Plain is being like Jesus, or being opposed to Jesus lifestyle. Jesus models for us the life of peace and love.
Material things are important, we need to have food to eat, we need shelter from the elements, and we even need places of socializing with others. But Jesus tells us that these things must not be the core of our lives. Treat things correctly and we will find peace and love!
Jesus models this for us!
Jesus became one of us!
He is God the Son, we cannot get wealthier or more powerful than that! He chose to live in the Holy Family of Nazareth. His earthly needs were met and He brought the power of God wherever He went.
Being Poor in Spirit is living a life modeled on Jesus!