Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.  – Mt 5:3

Reflection. In His Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5:1-10) Jesus taught these values:

Be meek and humble.

Be a comfort to others.

Be merciful.

Be clean of heart.

Be a peacemaker.

Be willing to suffer for justice’s sake.

Prayer. O Lord, my pride and laziness often blind me to my higher calling.  Give me the clarity and strength to be poor in spirit.