Scripture for the day is Proverbs 14:31, 19:17, 22:2

Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker,
    but those who are kind to the needy honor him.

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
    and will be repaid in full.

The rich and the poor have this in common:
    the Lord is the maker of them all.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, you call us not just to pity the poor but to love and respect them. I confess my patronizing attitudes. I admit how often I have condescended to the needy I’ve known over the years. But to insult them is to insult you! How you love them! Let this mind be also in me. Amen.