And raising his eyes toward his disciples Jesus said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.”
“Blessed” is sometimes translated as “happy.” Can Jesus really mean “Happy are you who are poor“? Are we not happier when we have wealth and all the stuff that goes with it? Well…for a time we are. But think about the last time you really wanted some “material thing” and then got it. Did the happiness you felt last…or did it fade until you started craving something else to satisfy your yearning? The yearning we all feel is actually spiritual…not physical. It’s the groaning of our souls as they yearn to become one with God. God wants to satisfy our inner yearning by leading us to become our true selves. To do that…we must first stop seeking fulfillment from material things…let go of our attachments to all the “stuff” and in a sense become “poor” so that we can be open to what God wants to give us. When we are present to the moment…letting go of all the distractions…we are indeed poor…but rich in God.
Suggested song of the day– “Singing My Song” on the Live to Love album.
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Remember…God loves you!