Scripture for the day is Proverbs 21:7, 22:7-8

The violence of the wicked will drag them away,
    for they refuse to do what is right.

The rich rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is slave to the lender.

Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
    and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, the word “charity” strengthens my desire to see care for the poor as merely optional, something I can do if I am having a very good year. However, it is unjust not to share what I have with those who have less.Help me to truly live a righteous life toward those in need. Amen.