Blessed the Beggar: Who Are the “Poor in Spirit”? by Mark Hart • January 27, 2017 This is one of those Scripture passages that many people 'know' (meaning, they've heard it before) but countless people fail to understand. My own parochial school teacher taught us that it simply meant God loves poor people 'more.' Ummm, to put it as charitably and bluntly as possible . . . no, that's not what it means . . .