With Jesus during the day
“The friendship of the poor makes us friends with the eternal King. The love of this poverty makes us kings here on earth; kings, however, not of the earth, but of Heaven” (St. Ignatius of Loyola). There are those who do not feel comfortable among the poor, as it is simpler to stay aloof and adopt a critical stance in the face of poverty than to touch the wounds and reach out. What attitude do I adopt in the face of poverty? Where am I? Am I among the poor, on the sidelines or in the position of someone who does something concrete to change reality? May I learn to have true compassion for my brothers and sisters and be able to help them concretely.