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On being poor in attachment

“It is the Christian’s privilege to be rich in material things,” wrote Francis de Sales, “and poor in attachment to them, thereby having the use of riches in this world and the merit of poverty in the next.” … No … Continue reading

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Heavier than a Bowl of Soup

Let me nudge you to resist the condescending tendency to see those whom we serve as recipients of our merciful goodwill. “In fact, we likely are privileged beneficiaries of an unjust system that perpetuates their misery.” Thus Vincent de Paul … Continue reading

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