“Christ on the Steets”
Jesus was someone who stood alongside the people on the margins. He wasn’t saying there is a virtue in being homeless or poor. But he knew that the poor often express more clearly what everyone really needs, which is recognition, a sense of worth and value, a place in society.
Sometimes, when you listen to advertisers or politicians, you get some odd ideas about what will make us happy. It usually involves the acquiring more and more stuff, the gaining of which threatens the viability of the planet. Nice things are great and worth having, I love hot baths and nice objects to appreciate, but I struggle with reality that I am also a consumer. Consumption is a word associated with destruction rather than creativity.