We Learn from the Poor

This Advent season we are called to build one another up for the coming of the Lord. In the letter to the Thessalonians, St. Paul exhorts the community to rejoice always, pray without ceasing, and in all circumstances give thanks. Three simple instructions that teach us spiritual abandonment, something we can learn from the poor. Meister Eckhart in his interaction with a poor man, sheds some light on how the poor can build us up.