Share from your abundance—and your poverty
you read that 14th-century Bridget of Sweden married at the age of 14, it
is easy to disregard her life because it is so different from your own. How
could her life speak to yours? But the driving force in Bridget’s
life was not marriage at 14 but her wish to give all she had to the poor.
From her family home to the monastery she founded to the streets of Rome
where she eventually lived, she was consumed by the desire to share the
little she had with those in need. Her life reminds us that whether we are
giving or receiving, Christ is present in our poverty. Look for an
opportunity to be generous today.