The tenth Commandment and the first beatitude talks about “the poor” and the “poor in spirit.”
Poor is defined in the dictionary as lacking sufficient money to live at a standard considered comfortable or normal in society and poor in spirit is meant that we must be humble in our spirits. If you put the word “humble” in place of the word “poor,” you will understand what He meant.
Like the bible says we know that “poor in spirit” does not mean lacking in spirit, be it courage, the Holy Spirit, or religious awareness. Rather it is that poverty is not only a physical condition but also a spiritual one.
Some examples of good desires or goodwill would be to
- Call Congress.
- Inform Yourself.
- Build Buzz/Raise Awareness.
- Social Media.
- Get Political.
- Be a Consumer with a Cause.
This is ways that you and your community and anyone can help the poor and poor in spirt