James 2:5 says God has “chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith.” Well, I met several ‘rich’ poor folks in Haiti. They may live in abject poverty, but they exhibit a wealth of faith, generosity, and contentment I’ve rarely glimpsed in our country. Here are some words of wisdom they shared that many American Catholics could take to heart.
70-year-old Ariluse depends on charity for basic food staples to supplement what he grows as a sharecropper. “I’d rather not eat than miss Mass,” he says.
If you found yourself having to lean on God for absolutely everything, including your next meal, would you have faith such as these?
Nola Boea, Sr. Staff Writer