Message of the day

“We will wholeheartedly love poverty”

If we are close to Christ and are following in his footsteps, we will wholeheartedly love poverty, privation and detachment from earthly things. (The Forge, 997)

How do you think Our Lord dressed? Haven’t you pictured to yourself the dignity with which he wore his seamless cloak which had probably been woven for him by Our Lady? Don’t you remember how, in Simon’s house, he was grieved because he had not been offered water to wash his hands before taking his place at the table? [1]

No doubt he drew attention to this example of bad manners to underline his teaching that love is shown in little details. But he also wants to make it clear that he...

Saint Josemaría Escrivá
"Your ordinary contact with God takes place where your fellow men, your yearnings, your work and your affections are. There you have your daily encounter with Christ.”
SAINT JOSEMARÍA, Founder of Opus Dei