Paragraph 2546

2546. “Blessed are the poor in spirit.”337The Beatitudes reveal an order of happiness and grace, of beauty and peace. Jesus celebrates the joy of the poor, to whom the Kingdom already belongs:338

The Word speaks of voluntary humility as “poverty in spirit”; the Apostle gives an example of God’s poverty when he says: “For your sakes he became poor.”339


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

550. What are the essential forms of Christian prayer?

577. What is the prayer of the Hour of Jesus?

173. In what sense is the Church missionary?

481. What is peace in this world?

332. Who can confer this sacrament?

464. What are the duties of citizens in regard to civil authorities?

447. How does one respect the holiness of the Name of God?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of holiness in our Christian life according to 1 Corinthians 6:19-20?

How is God’s sovereignty portrayed amidst the chaos in Lamentations 2:8-9?

What does Nahum 1:9 say about God’s mercy to those who repent?

What is the importance of Christian witness?

What is Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem described in Mark 11:1-11?

What is the relationship between truth and joy mentioned in 2 John 1:4?

How did a woman’s faith heal her of a hemorrhage, according to Matthew 9:20-22?