Claudio, a Jesuit from Chile, invites us to his home
in the northern part of the Brazilian Amazon. What strikes you about this “Jesuit
residence”? Its great simplicity. Claudio’s life journey led him to believe
that, to follow the call of Jesus to religious life that he had heard, he had
to come closer to the poor by living a simple life.
Claudio insisted with his superiors that he be sent to
the poor, so that he could better identify with them. He did this in Africa,
Asia and now in the Amazon. There he benefits from the wisdom of the indigenous
people among whom he lives as a pastor!
does this testimony resonate with your own experience?