Only the poor can know the riches of poverty. Only the poor can know the riches of suffering. And it is because the poor are the only ones to be able to know such riches that they are able to stand up against the wretchedness of the world, against injustice, against the suffering of the innocent. If Christ chose to be born among the poor, it is because he wanted the poor to teach the world the good news of his message, the good news of his love for humankind.
Source: The City of Joy