The poor and the poor in spirit are two very different things that can relate in many ways. Poor means you are not wealthy and you do not have many possessions, but being poor does not mean you are poor spirited. Being poor spirited means you could have all the luxuries in the world but still not be whole at heart, or you could be too attached to materialistic things. Becoming not poor spirited means to detach yourself from the things that lead you away from God. To help people become not poor spirited means to do little things for other people without expecting anything in return. To help the poor, it is a good idea to donate to food banks, shelters, or help people you see in need.