The evil spirit uses the tactics of riches, honour, and pride to control us. Jesus has a different way.
When we look at the face of the poor, we’re reminded of our own power and privilege. Yet it’s the poor who teach us about our powerlessness and how to live a life of mercy.
Jesus entered this world in poverty. Imagine the mercy of God breaking into the grittiness of 21st century poverty.
Alexander imagines that in Jesus’ busyness around the holidays he would manage to slow down and spend time with someone in need.
We can appreciate Ash Wednesday more when we appreciate our human vulnerability and poverty.
Some practical ways to witness to God’s love and opt for the poor.
We’re all covered in the “mud” of human suffering, but Jesus calls us to recognise our common vulnerabilities and how he companions us through suffering.
What would you do if you got $100,000? Saint Ignatius leads us in a meditation on this problem.
I’ve been rather amused lately by the First World Problems Internet meme. They are complaints only people of privileged circumstances experience. Urban Dictionary says they are “problems from living in […]