Christ put his classroom of redemption
among the poor —
not because money is evil,
but because money often makes slaves
of those who worship the things of earth
and forget about God.
December 25, 1978
We must not seek the Child Jesus
in the pretty figures of our Christmas cribs.
We must seek him among the undernourished children
who have gone to bed tonight with nothing to eat,
among the poor newsboys
who will sleep covered with newspapers in doorways.
December 24, 1979