Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Those who are poor in spirit are rich in God.
- A distinguishing feature of the poor in spirit is that they understand themselves to be completely dependent on God.
- The poor in spirit are aware of their own limitations. They know that God loves them, and they trust in Him.
- The poor in spirit do not rely on their own merits in order to attain salvation, but rather put all of their hope in the grace of God.