Thought for the Day – 20 January – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)
Blessed are the Poor
“Those who are really poor should not be too disturbed.
If they are resigned to their poverty and are not consumed by the desire for riches, the blessing of the Gospel is theirs.
Let them remember that when Jesus became Man, in order to redeem us, He did not choose to be wealthy.
He chose to be the poorest of men.
Similarly, Our Blessed Lady, St Joseph and all the Saints, were free from all desire of worldly possessions, so that there was room in their hearts only for God, their supreme good.
Let them remember too, for their cosolation that it is much easier for them to gain Heaven because they are not weighed down by worldly cares.
Let us all love and aim at acquiring the true riches of the spirit, which are to be found now in the practice of virtue and later in Heaven.”
Antonio Cardinal Bacci