Saturday, August 3, 2013

Spirituality: On Poverty, G.C. 31, Decree 11

Our poverty should become a sign of our charity in that by our lack we enrich others. Nothing should be our own, so that all things may be in common in Christ. Communities themselves, renouncing their advantage, should be united to each other by the bond of solidarity. Finally, the parts of the Society should freely become poorer, so that they may serve the whole body of the Society. And the bond of charity should not be restricted only to Jesuits, for all people are related to the Mystical Body of Christ. Charity should always crown the obligations of justice, by which we are bound in a special way to those who are poorer and to the common good.