To Be Rich and Live in Comfort

I had no idea how rich, in worldly terms, I was until I began studying poverty and development. I learned that if one has an income of £23,000 sterling (US $36,500) one is among the richest 1% of the world’s population. I also learned that extreme poverty is defined as less than $1.25 a day. This shocked me. I realised how thoroughly spoiled people are in my country – and that I was chief among these!

‘”I believe, help my unbelief!”

Contemplative in the Mud

Blessed Charles of JesusTo be rich and live in comfort among my possessions when you were poor, deprived, living in misery and burdened by heavy labour – I could not do it, O God, I could not love like that.
Blessed Charles de Foucauld (1858–1916)

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