Be Truly Poor
No one can celebrate a genuine Christmas with-
out 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 some-
one to come on their behalf, will have that some-
one. That someone is God, Emmanuel, God-with-
us. Without poverty of spirit there can be no
abundance of God.
To read more holiday thoughts by Romero, the Salvadoran
archbishop whose advocacy of the poor earned him an
assassin’s bullet in 1980, click here.