Spiritual Poverty bringing True Wealth

“Poverty prepares man’s spirit for that union with God to which it aspires. She strips off the clothing which he so often mistakes for himself. … ‘There are,’says Eckhart, ‘four ascending degrees of such spiritual poverty.’ “The same truth: the saving peace of utter detachment from everything but Divine Reality—a detachment which those who have…

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Poor Man at the Door; Do Not Ignore

“Does the poor man cry at thy door? Arise and open for him gladly; refresh him when he is wearied; sustain his heart, for it is sad. … Have thou also a law, a comely law for thy household. Establish an order that is wise, that the abject laugh not at thee. Be careful in…

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