Scripture for the day is Proverbs 22:22-23

Do not rob the poor because they are poor,
    or crush the afflicted at the gate;
for the Lord pleads their cause
    and despoils of life those who despoil them.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I am a participant in society’s systems that push the poor out and keep them down. The things I can do about it will not be dramatic but small. Don’t let me “despise the day of small things” (Zechariah 4:10); don’t let me think they aren’t worth doing. Give me the wisdom to see what they might be. Amen.