When taking “the lowest place,” we couldn’t find a better example than Jesus himself. We’re getting within shouting distance of Advent, when we prepare for the ultimate feast of humility, the Word of God nestled in a manger. But where do we go to go low? Service to the poor? Living with the poor? One day my spiritual director simply suggested, “If you say you love the poor, maybe you should live with them.” So, once I ran out of excuses, I ended up in a tiny town in Honduras! But remember, it’s a feast, and the poor can welcome you with everything they have, especially themselves. Even when the feast becomes a way of suffering with the poor, we go together. We may be low, but we’re lifted up by a community of faith.
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