Lent Week 3: Material poverty

Pope Francis messages continues: “Material destitution is what is normally called poverty, and affects those living in conditions opposed to human dignity: those who lack basic rights and needs such as food, water, hygiene, work and the opportunity to develop and grow culturally…In the poor and outcast we see Christ’s face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ… When power, luxury and money become idols, they take priority over the need for a fair distribution of wealth. Our consciences thus need to be converted to justice, equality, simplicity and sharing.”

Reflection: Am I content with what I have? Am I thankful for all my material things? Do I share and/or tithe, not only materially but also with my time and service to others?

Prayer: Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is mine.


• Grab some granolas, snacks, and put them in your backpack or glove compartment so when meeting a homeless or a person I need you can assist and ease their suffering.

• Go through your belongings and donate what you haven’t use in the pass six months.



About Paola Trevino

Paola Trevino is a Consecrated women of Regnum Christi. She has direct and serve in many national and international missions. For the past two years she has focus her mission work in Haiti and Cancun, MX in the Mayan villages. At present she serves as the National Director of Missions Youth a Catholic based mission program that offers national and international missions for teens and young adults.
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