Anthony Castle: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit; Beggars and a Better World.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” Matthew 5:3

The Beatitudes are a series of teachings within the Sermon on the Mount, aspirational statements structured around wealth and poverty. The language here can be more properly translated to say ‘happy and wealthy are those who beg for what they need’.

The simplest thing we can know from this Beatitudes is this; the Kingdom of God, whether it is coming or already among us, is a better world for those that need it most.