Hello everyone. Please tell me if this is the wrong place for this or not what this forum is for. As I mentioned in my introductory post I am new to Christianity and the Bible. I am following a suggested reading plan for the first time through and documenting my thoughts and feelings (feel free to check out my blog tentativeagnostic.blogspot.com). A week or so ago I was reading Matthew 5 & 6 which seemed to be many lessons on how to be a good person. They made a lot of sense and I liked seeing the positive messages in Christianity. I think all too often in the sensationalist media we hear about the extreme negative views which casts a very poor reflection. How do these chapters speak to you? However I had a question. He uses the phrase "poor in spirit" by saying "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (on a side note, why isn't heaven capitalized?) What does it mean to be poor in spirit? I normally am able to glean some meaning, but I was at a total loss on this one. Thanks for your help and I look forward to your thoughts on these sections!