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Blessed are the Poor in Spirit | Matthew 5

Welcome to Real Life . My glass is not half-full or half-empty. It’s empty. Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing. –Camille Pissarro When Jesus climbed the mountainside to deliver his Sermon on the Mount, he didn’t just see a crowd. He saw Jacob and Rachel and Paul and Martha. He saw the deep longings and needs of individual hearts. He still does. He sees my face in the multitude. He sees yours, too. Jesus begins by addressing the small, the harassed and helpless, those typically overlooked. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The Son of God launched his public ministry in Galilee. He chose a region far from Jerusalem—the center of religious power and authority. He taught, proclaimed the good news of the kingdom, and healed every disease and sickness. Thousands began following Jesus Christ, not just from Galilee, but from the Decapolis, Judea, the region across the Jordan, and even from Jerusalem. Mira