Because Christ was made poor, we are made rich; because He was homeless, He has opened to us the “many mansions”; because He was stripped of all, we may wear the white robes and sit with Him in heavenly places. He calls to each one of us to minister to Him in caring for the least of His brethren. We can only really help people when we impoverish ourselves, but in the end we are not losers. God will be in no man’s debt. What we keep, we lose; what we give is like scattered seed that comes back in bountiful harvests. Lay your heart against the heart of Christ until you become filled with His love and Spirit, and are content to call nothing your own. Be the steward of everything you possess for His glory and the help of others.
F. B. Meyer