This is a daily game to guide you along your Spiritual Progression Path ™ . Daily Affirmation, Mentation Question, Quote, Scripture and Prayer Read slooowwwly and let the words sink in. It's up to you to find out how they apply to "your" Life.
When I am in 'poverty of the spirit', what do I seek to fulfill the lack that I feel?
"When I had nothing left, including no money and no electricity, that's when I found out God is all I really need. I smiled and thought, 'With a tag team partner like That, I can do anything.' And here I am today."
~Dr. Loretta Standley
My be-attitude finds peace and happiness in the moment.
For a more enriching experience, go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, today's reading below was always a bit hard for me to understand until I went through an extremely difficult time. During those hard times I realized that when it all comes down to it, no matter how I slice it, there will always be me and You. The final moment in my physical Life here on the planet will be me and You. Since that is an absolute fact, then that is what I should be working toward at every single moment of my Life. I should not be scratching and crawling to gain here, I should be scratching and crawling to gain There, with You. I never could understand 'The Beatitudes' that Jesus was delivering to the crowd because I was thinking I had to be poor in spirit in order to gain favor with You. Somehow that didn't seem fair to me.
Through my personal journey I learned that when I was down in the dumps and felt 'poverty of the spirit', I realized that all I really needed was You because quite honestly, that's all we ever have. That's all we ever did have. If I lose my connection with You, it isn't Your fault, it's mine. You will never leave me, it is I who leave You. It took physical loss in order for me to learn that You are all I ever need, everything else is just physical matter. Money, property, possessions cannot be taken with me when I leave the planet. The only thing that goes with me and continues on is my spirit, to be with Your Spirit. Now I see how important it is to have these challenges in Life because these challenges really can bring an individual closer to You. I can also see how there will be some who experience 'poverty of the spirit' and will end up turning to carnal pleasures and greedy appetites in order to fulfill the loss and hunger. If my attachment is to physical possessions, then I have my reward. But if I have physical possessions and are not attached to them but I am attached to You instead, that is a whole other story and I will received my reward, which is to be with You after this Life. Thank You Father for a clearer understanding of 'The Beatitudes' and for this attitude adjustment. I Love You!
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood and Most Holy Face. Amen~
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
20 And raising his eyes toward His disciples He said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours.
21 Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh.
22 Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.
23 Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way.
24 But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
25 But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep.
26 Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way."
The Gospel of the Lord Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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