What did Jesus Teach? "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven"

WHAT DID JESUS TEACH?

Manly, self- reliant resistance of wrong, and practice of right?
No; the key-stone of his whole teaching may be found in the text: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven".
Is poverty of spirit the chief amongst virtues, that Jesus gives it prime place in his teachings? Is it even a virtue at all? Surely not.
Manliness of spirit, honesty of spirit, fullness of rightful purpose, these are virtues; poverty of spirit is crime.
When men are poor in spirit, then the proud and haughty in spirit oppress them. When men are true in spirit and determined (as true men should be) to resist, and as far as possible prevent wrong, then is there opportunity for present happiness, and , as even Christian ought to admit, no lesser fitness for the enjoyment of further happiness in some may-be heaven.

From: Humanity's Gain from Unbeleif - Charles Bradlaugh

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