Poor in Spirit.
Last night we had our monthly Secular Franciscan meeting. Our friend Cathy was welcomed as a candidate. During the service, Fr. Camillus talked about the beatitudes. The specific Franciscan charism of poverty.
Blessed are the Poor in Spirit.
Fr. Camillus specifically discussed those who are not poor in spirit. Those who are poor but envy the rich. Long for money and glory. They are not blessed. Those who are poor and content to be so, while working to better themselves. They are blessed.
Gotta love those monks. They know their stuff.