Spiritual Poverty

Jim Burgen in his book, No More Dragons, discuses the meaning of Jesus' first beatitude - "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." as follows: Blessed, Greek word is makarios, which translated is, "Full of God; fully and wholly satisfied in God; connected to God and having God live …

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Blessed are the poor in spirit…

For the past 14 years or so I have been on a life-transforming journey that took me from isolation, self-judgement, and the ever-present "rules and standards" of perfectionism and people-pleasing. The fallout from that pursuit led me into the depths of despair, failure and secret sin. The more I tried to be perfect, the further …

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