"The poor in spirit"

Christ Jesus began his great sermon, which has been called the Sermon on the Mount, with the words that might be said to have been the heart of his life message: "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matt. 5:3; Throughout his life he pointed this out by example, by word, by parable. Success, contentment, spirituality, come not with Pharisaical pride but through receptiveness to good and selflessness.

Mrs. Eddy, speaking in an allegory of the state of thought of those who do not understand the message of this great beatitude, says, "They have small conceptions of spiritual riches, few cravings for the immortal, but are puffed up with the applause of the world." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 325;

Real "Happy Hours"
June 29, 1968

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