By Fr. Michael Gillis
“I am poor and needy, O Lord, come to my aid,” says the Prophet and King David.
There is a kind of wealth that makes you arrogant and independent even if you do not have a cent. And there is a poverty that takes no notice of visible signs of wealth, for it sees them as only transient: tools to be used, responsibilities to be managed, tokens of the greater judgment that will fall on those who have received more.