Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Sep 12, 2011
Part 1. God's approval, his blessing, rests upon those who are poor, contrite in spirit, aware they are spiritually bankrupt before God.
‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven’ (5:3). The Good News Bible says, ‘Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor’ but that doesn’t properly capture what Jesus means.
Although it seems old fashioned now, when a father gives