What Will It Take to Ban the Bomb? & “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”


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

Matthew 5:3

Poverty is when you don’t have enough, or you feel you don’t have enough. When we become aware of lack, our first instinct is to grasp at whatever we can find and not to share. But this beatitude invites us to trust. We didn’t make ourselves and we don’t have to make it on our own. We are invited to open our hands, living grateful and satisfied to share what we have with one another, and to see where that takes us.

Mark Scandrette is an author, activist, teacher and coach for leaders and teams who want to change the world from the inside out. He is one of the key creative shapers of the NINE BEATS Collective, an international project of artists and activists exploring – and seeking to practice – the beatitudes. Album & resources at 9beats.org.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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