Have you ever 'done' theology?
I was amazed by a subject offered in our Religious Science course on "studying and doing theology"...our professors engaged us to live among the poor in the squatters area.
It reminded me of the first time I stepped into our mission house...okay, okay...I didn't have to walk barefoot nor sleep on the floor, nor dig out food from the garbage... the thing is, it's so easy to romanticize poverty.
I could do away with less clothes, a non airconditioned room and a tv/radioless area... but when a friend asks me for my webster or my favorite book, or to spare time to listen to a patient after duty hours or to spend less time with my virtual world... it is difficult to let go!
These are my riches...inordinate attachments... soft addictions .
It's a lot easier living among the poor... but becoming one myself in its real sense is a challenge ...
Didn't God Himself, the Word, assume our human form inorder to be one like us in everything?
Are you poor?