Everyone wants to be the drum major Every…

Everyone wants to be the drum-major. Every daydream has its author as the hero. Carl Sandburg once put it, “We want all to play Hamlet.” Alfred Adler, one of the fathers of modern psychology, names this as the dominant impulse in human behavior – the desire for recognition – which he said is stronger than even the sex impulse, which Freud put first. From children to adults, everybody wants to be first, to win the blue ribbon, to hear the applause, to receive the honors. But Jesus teaches us to be first, we must become last; if you desire exaltation, then humble yourself. Jesus cuts against the grain. Jesus said, blessed are the poor in spirit. This is Just-A-Minute

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I am beginning a series of articles on the Beatitudes and I hope you will read and share them. Today, we look at why Jesus used, “Blessed are the poor in spirit” first. It is so profound and practical. I hope you will read the article and give feedback. Share your thoughts because they are different from mine and I can learn from you.

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