Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(Mt.5:3)
The poor in spirit. Those who have emptied themselves for Christ as Christ as emptied himself for us. When I think of my favorite saints...Paul, Peter, Augustine, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis of Assisi...they have all done this. They emptied themselves for the One who emptied Himself for them. They never gave up. A priest once told me that saints were sinners who never stopped trying. Satan doesn't give a damn if you sin, but he loves it if you despair after sinning. Never give up emptying yourself for Christ. Never stop trying.