“These days there is a lot of poverty in the world, and that’s a scandal when we have so many riches and resources to give to everyone. We all have to think about how we can become a little poorer.” – Pope Francis
Let us think today how we can make someone’s life richer. Perhaps, you will come upon a person who needs that strong hand up. Offer it. Do you feel that tug on your heart to sponsor a child in need of an end to their soul-crushing and joy-stealing hunger and a hope for a better life? Sponsor that child. There are so many in poverty in your community. Use the beautiful mind and the resources God gave you to offer solutions. Volunteer. So many hurting people need you.
Almighty God, make us all be willing to be a little poorer. Give us eyes to see the needs around us. Give us hearts willing to listen to not just the poverty of hunger and lack of opportunity, but the far greater poverty of the soul. Amen.