There is another Beatitude that Jesus shared which does not appear to be directly about money, but I believe it is related, and therefore I choose to share it here. When I was writing my first book, Aging Well ~ Be Your Best Self Forever, I included the intuitive understandings of the Beatitudes that came to me at that time. (The book is available here: http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=aging+well+be+your+best+self+forever ) Hence, Jesus’ reference to my “earlier book,” as we are currently working on my next and third book.
Beatitude #2: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” Jesus, what does this mean?
“My dear loved one, as you have intuited in your earlier book, the ‘meek’ refers to those who do not exercise power over others, but rather share power with one another. I spoke these words in the context of most people being among the poorest poor, who had to share or who had no hope. Most of the wealthy ‘lorded’ it over others, what today may be called, as you expressed it, ‘exercising power over others,’ which is really ruling over others in a way that is disempowering, and which gives those others no say in the decisions nor in the choice of potential outcomes.
“The meek, by contrast, are those who do not put self-interest above the good of others, for they have learned that cooperation and sharing and planning together can create better outcomes for all. Those who do this do not stand out among the crowd, for they seek the betterment of all, rather than their own self-aggrandizement. Hence the use of the word, ‘meek.’ In the end, the greatness of their souls shines most brightly, and the power of God shows through, for they do not shine the light on themselves, but on the will of Love for all.
“Blessed are the meek in all times and places, for they shall inherit the earth. Only by sharing the earth can anyone truly ‘receive’ it. Otherwise, people are taking it. In the end, or in fulfillment of karmic law, God gives more to those who share, because sharing is the only way to express God’s love and caring to others, as compared with taking, or forcing, or hoarding for one’s self.”
Thank you, Jesus!
Love and Light,
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