It is easy to look down on those who have less than us, yet they are the ones often most nestled in the arms of God.
It is also easy to look down on our own lives, see what we are missing, and despair. Yet, it is here you might very well be closest to understanding the Good News of Christ. He came for you. Often, the things you think you want leave us empty. The thing you need most is all you are left with when you are broken.
When the spirit of God is your companion, you are never alone. Getting there requires the mindset of the widow, you give all that you have, that last drop of hope or your small copper coin, and then God allows you to see all of life as your companion – the stranger, the widow, the mentally ill, the prisoner.