You Have Done It Unto Me

Saint Francis said in response to the disrespect an ill-treatment of a poor person by one of his brotherhood, “Anyone who speaks unkindly to a poor man,” he used to say, “injures the Christ of whom the poor represent the noble symbol, for Christ made himself poor in this world for our sake”

We are reminded by this of the saying of St. Paul, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that by his poverty you might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8.9)

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