"Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs." (Mt 5:3)
We are called to reflect the spirit of the "poor of God", living in total dependence upon Him through situations the world considers impossible (March 25, 1995, Erection Notice, Bishop Hughes, Metuchen, New Jersey). As we daily ponder his word and see ourselves in his light, we recognize our own weakness and powerlessness and plead for God's mercy. What is essential is that we continue the journey in faith, no matter how narrow the path—trusting and depending totally on him.