When you stand in the midst of the needy and look the other way, you imagine that you are only in the company of poor, weak, disadvantaged and contemptible people. You will be made to know, perhaps when it would be too late, that it was Jesus Himself whom you denied.
Someone out there is waiting for you for a lifetime. You cannot afford to fail them; failing them is failing God. Remember, God is speaking to you through them, saying:
“They are fatherless, so that you can be their father.”
“They are lonely, so that you can be their companion.”
“They are in want, so that you can be their benefactor.”
Today, the Church is being awakened to her responsibilities towards the needy. I have a role to play; you have a role to play. This is not the time to sit on the fence; it is time to act faith (James 2:14-20).
Source: SCOAN HQ