|Work and poverty|
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Brother, sister, your poverty according to the Gospel means sharing everything you own and living, as much as you can, from one day to another, in a provisional way: this will allow you to follow Christ who emptied himself completely, and to have in yourself the attitude of the one who, though he was rich, made himself poor among us. Your poverty will mean reducing your life, day after day, to what is essential: this daily work of simplification will make you one of the poor of Yhwh.
Poverty for you will also mean working like everyone else. You will work because the apostles and fathers worked for a living, because you are not allowed to make others serve you, because through your work you collaborate in the work of creation accomplished by the Wisdom of God, and because you must demonstrate your solidarity with all people by working with them.
(Rule of Bose 21; 23-24)