St. Charles Borromeo was a man of great wealth and learning. He was even the nephew of Pope IV who made Charles a Cardinal before the age of 25! Charles could have exploited his position - but instead chose to identify himself with the Master.
Charles took the initiative in giving good example. He allotted most of his income to charity, forbade himself all luxury and imposed severe penances upon himself. He sacrificed wealth, high honors, esteem and influence to become poor. During the plague and famine of 1576, he tried to feed 60,000 to 70,000 people daily. To do this he borrowed large sums of money that required years to repay. Whereas the civil authorities fled at the height of the plague, he stayed in the city, where he ministered to the sick and the dying, helping those in want.
Today - how can you become more like Jesus? How can you let Jesus shine through your life?