The Word Among Us

February 2023 Issue

Receive a New Heart

The Rich Fruit of Becoming Poor in Spirit

By: Fr. Jacques Philippe

Receive a New Heart: The Rich Fruit of Becoming Poor in Spirit by Fr. Jacques Philippe

In our first article, we discovered that the Lord loves the poor, hears their cries for help, and saves them. One person may be poor in the material sense, another might experience a sense of powerlessness, and still another might possess a disposition of poverty. This attitude is found in anyone who looks to and relies upon God for everything he or she needs. In fact, many of our experiences of poverty follow the pattern that we have described with its different phases:

we experience some kind of poverty or powerlessness;we cry out to God;we wait for God to save us, which is often a painful time of...


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