Recently during Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines, he challenged us “to cry”. It is when our hearts are penetrated to the core and we feel our own vulnerability that we can transcend and transform. The street children of Manila challenge me “to cry”. They welcome me into their struggle, their pain and their joy. They have no pretense, no title, no home, sometimes no identity. Yet they are my “professors” in life. The “cry of the poor” must be my cry as well in seeking not only an identity and a home, but justice and a future full of hope for the children of the streets.