Don’t forget it: he has most who needs least. Don’t create needs for yourself.

Don’t forget it: he has most who needs least. Don’t create needs for yourself. Detach yourself from the goods of the world. Love and practise poverty of spirit: be content with what enables you to live a simple and sober life. Otherwise, you will never be an apostle. Rather than in not having, true poverty consists in being detached, in voluntarily renouncing one’s dominion over things. That is why there are poor who are really rich. And vice-versa. You haven’t got the spirit of poverty if, when you are able to choose in such a way that your choice is not noticed, you do not select for yourself what is worst.

– St Josemaria, The Way

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