Tuesday, August 26, 2014

True Blessedness

But this is the man to whom I will look,
he that is humble and contrite in spirit, 
and trembles at my word.  
~Isaiah 66:2

God is not looking for heroic figures, wonderful people who captivate others with their charisma. It must have been quite baffling to the educated world when Jesus pronounced, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” Blessed are the simple and those with limited education who do not want to understand everything with their intellect. Blessed are they who do not always think they have to put themselves forward to show how smart they are. Blessed are they who do not theorize about heavenly things. Blessed are they who keep to the way that is shown them, whatever life brings.  ~Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Dear Lord, help me to be poor in spirit so that I may rich in You.  Amen.

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