And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5:1-3"Our culture has a “believe in yourself” attitude, but Jesus says to listen to our nagging doubts. A poor person says, “I don’t have what it takes. I need to go to someone who can help me.” Jesus is that person that we need to go to. We can’t do it ourselves. We need to become poor in spirit if we expect to have the abundance in the kingdom of heaven." Commentator POV
To become poor in spirit. How do you do that? BECOME that way? He's telling us to do the opposite of our nature, which he tells us frequently. I need to have compassion and understanding, which brings about love, which fosters Christ.