We are in South Bend, Indiana, at the Catholic Worker House here. Actually, this is a cluster of homes where the homeless and others down on their luck are taken in. Run totally on donations, the Catholic worker volunteers here help house and feed the poor. For Catholic Workers, this is not so much an option, as it is a: gospel imperative. Author Jim Wallis (who is also the editor of Sojourner Magazine), says about one-third of the New Testament is devoted to exhortations around helping the poor. That would seem to give us a clue about spiritual priorities.