Love for the Poor. Eucharistic Assembly in February 2014
February 27, 2014
The Mother Maria Amada lived the love for the poor in whom she recognized Christ himself; and she gave herself generously to them through service, to help them improve their living conditions, holistically, as she expressed it through prayer: How happy I would be if I could remedy the needs of my poor brothers worldwide! And even more if I would remedy their spiritual miseries and won them all to You."
She would not stay just in the emotional feeling and desire to help, but going into effective action. One of many examples is the arduous evangelization and social work that took place among the Otomi people of the Mezquitán Valley in the state of Hidalgo. In a page of her diary a glimpse of the enthusiastic activity undertaken for them: "I went to Alfajayucan, my brothers interest me in extreme. We had to settle the issue of food. Something was arranged; I made it to Huichapan, and then on the way back in Alfajayucan we got something fixed for the girls and boys of the boarding school, the clinic, etcetera, etcetera"(DE, August 21, 1961).
For your consideration: Are you convinced that Christ is present in the person of the poor? Does your love for the poor is only affective or is also effective? What you do now for the poor?
The Servant of God Maria Amada is the founder of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was born on September 7, 1895 and died on February 4, 1967. The cause of her canonization was opened on September 12, 2003 in the Archdiocese of Mexico.