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Poverty

It is the “anawim,” God’s poor, that Jesus has in mind when he says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” They are blessed because they know their poverty, the limits of what they can do for themselves; because they know their need, and that their only hope is to put their complete trust in God.

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

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