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“Attachment is the root of suffering.” – Buddhism quote

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Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

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Today’s verse is how Jesus starts one of his keynote teachings known as the Beatitudes.

These teachings are also probably one of the most ignored teachings by people who like to proudly proclaim they are “Christians.”

Blessed are: the poor in spirit; the meek; the merciful.

These do not reflect much of the rhetoric I’m hearing and seeing on social media or in the news in general from many self-proclaimed Christians.

Jesus’ first Beatitude really sets the table.

Blessed or happy and ready to serve are the poor in spirit, or those who are not clinging to possessions, fame, power, or prestige.

When we let go of those things we immediately begin to enter what Jesus called the kingdom of heaven.

As soon as we drop the masks, the false facades, the constant concerns about possessions, we are free.

We enter into an experience of spacious peace.

Here we discover that we are loved by Love itself.

Each of us is the beloved of God.

In this way-of-being, we are naturally a vessel of compassion and justice.

All it takes is letting go right now.

And now. And now

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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