Thursday, December 1, 2016
Who? A fellow named Exsuperius lived in the 5th century. He was a bishop so concerned about the poor that he sold off the church's fine vessels to obtain more money to help the poor. He carried the consecrated host in a willow basket and the consecrated wine in a common glass vase. Why would God want to dwell in expensive gold while God's people suffered hunger, homelessness and nakedness? I think that maybe he has a point? I like it that our Paulist Church here in San Francisco does not have much in altar finery, and that we inconvenience ourselves so that the hungry might be fed through a feeding program that is organized and distributed from here. Our finances are scary, but we seem to hang on. Maybe God wants us here?