Questions for reflection:
How have you, in your life, realized your poverty, your need for God? Do you rejoice in this, or see it is a burden?
How would you speak to the meaning of the sacrament of real poverty; “We will never know the joy of being one with him unless we let this sacrament have a real effect in us”?
How may Christ be calling you to renounce yourself and take up His cross, which is the cross of the poor?Who are the poor in our lives?
Are there times in your life when you can say you have been happy to suffer for Jesus? In carrying the crosses in your life?