"We need houses of hospitality to give to the rich an opportunity to serve the poor."
"Property is theft."
At least 1.2 billion people in the world live on less than a dollar a day. Half the world's people live on less than two dollars a day.
The poverty lived by Yeshua is a sign of the Holy One's promise of liberation for the oppressed, the poor, the marginalized, and the abandoned in love and justice. When asked, "Are you he who is to come?" Yeshua answers, "Go and tell what you have seen: the blind see, the lame walk, and the poor have the Gospel preached to them"... a kind of universal health care with the surprise of Love!
In the midst of the Great Depression, Peter Maurin, an itinerant street philosopher, and Dorothy Day began what became known as the "Catholic Worker Movement". Still alive and well, the Catholic Worker yet works on the streets of America and around the world announcing the possibilities of a New Earth, radiant with justice, equality, and peace for all... there is a Way!
Robert Daniel Smith was privileged to serve the homeless and marginalized for 30 years in Salinas, California. Together with his wife, Michelle, they founded an intentional community called the 'Companions of the Way', also in Salinas. Robert and Michelle are community organizers, Catholic Worker renegades, sacred activists, writers, poets, artists, Divine Mother devotees, and practitioners of Kriya Yoga as taught by Rev. Ellen Grace O'Brian of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Michelle is also a Montessori public school teacher. Robert is also an ordained Interfaith Minister.