Enrichment by depletion suggested by St. Paul to the Corinthians, could have a rational explanation.
"Being rich (Jesus) became poor for you to enrich us with his poverty." On these words of St. Paul to the Corinthians, Pope Francisco I interweaves the Lenten message (February-March 2014) with which to help us walk the path of conversion.
I'm trying to understand this message, which automatically disqualify except that so many intelligent people in the world accept it as valid and acceptable.
My doubts are many.
For example, is it reasonable to apply a philosophy of life (impoverished to enrich) the same as that applied someone (Jesus) more than two thousand years ago?
Like almost everything can substantiate or discredit, —if appropriate produce discourses—, I will try to substantiate, support, uphold that message to the Corinthians, in the 21st century, reenacts the pope.
There is a way to enrich impoverished and consists of the following:
The Life (1) phenomenon occurs because nature provides us painful and pleasurable to mobilize in a certain direction, favorable for the conservation of this phenomenon (life) sensations. For example, we feel discomfort from thirst and water drinking pleasure.
This vital mechanism we can draw the conclusion that it is truly movilizante pain that shoots the pursuit of pleasure (relief), ie, thirst (painful lack) mobilizes us to fetch water.
If we accept that poverty represents all painful shortcomings, then you may think that poverty is making sure we got each like an oil well, or a hydroelectric plant, or a nuclear reactor, for personal use.
In sum: the impoverishment, viewed from this perspective, is a form of enrichment.
It follows from this reasoning its opposite: if poverty means access to obtain a vital source of energy, then tap into the wealth equivalent to losing a vital source of energy.
Conclusion: Christ enriched us (according to St. Paul and Pope), giving us the suggestion of owning a great source of vital energy through poverty.
Note: Original in Spanish (without translation by Google): El enriquecimiento mediante el empobrecimiento.
(Este es el Artículo Nº 2.144)