Writing an I Believe Essay requires a certain amount of introspection. You need to dig deep within yourself and find out what you believe in. This sounds simpler than it actually is. A lot of times people are not even aware that they have certain beliefs. It is only when some situation arises that they learn that they have such a belief. If you are not sure about your beliefs, try and make a list of your happiest moments in life. See if you can find some sort of pattern between all these moments. Most likely they will all relate to some common belief.
If surpluses are used in charity, or in cooperatives for human purposes such as home-building for the less affluent, life necessarily becomes simpler and the ideal of voluntary poverty cannot be far behind. The Christian doctrine of property becomes a reality, namely the retaining of a sufficiency of goods for an adequate life and the sharing of the remainder with the needy. In point of fact, millions of Christians, working for wages, actually live out this teaching on property. How else do we explain the world-wide network of the works of mercy supported by the small gifts of the many, Though there are Catholic millionaires, the masses of Catholics are rather the victims than the beneficiaries of corporations as they roam about the world seeking profits.