Friday, December 03, 2004

Be Truly Poor

Originally uploaded by Pip Wilson.

Be Truly Poor
Oscar Romero

No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas without being truly poor.
The self-sufficient, the proud, those who, because they have everything, look down on others, those who have no need even of God--for them there will be no Christmas.
Only the poor, the hungry, those who need someone to come on their behalf, will have that someone.
That someone is God, Emmanuel, God-with-us.
Without poverty of spirit there can be no abundance of God.