What does it mean to be "poor in spirit"? Jesus is talking about a beggar. He is saying "Blessed are the beggars." He's not talking about finances here. He's talking about a person being poor spiritually. Before a person can enter into the kingdom of heaven, he must first admit that no matter how much he may have in the material realm or psychological realm, he is absolutely and totally spiritually bankrupt and a beggar before God. If He doesn't see that, he will never, ever get into the kingdom of heaven. --I've often said that I am just one beggar showing another beggar where to find food. Do you see yourself as a beggar in need of the Bread of Heaven?