To expiate these evils of cupidity, Our Lord came poor of poor parents. He worked for His daily bread, He received assist ance from charity, He died poor, owning not even the winding-sheet for His burial. He lived without support, without protectors. He never had any position, but went here and there, as the Spirit urged Him, preaching to all, sometimes followed, sometimes abandoned. He could say of Himself " The Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve."
--St. Peter Julian Eymard