“Whoever shuts their ears to the cry of the poor will also cry out and not be answered.” (Pro 21:13)

In our Western society, we are constantly bombarded with images on our TVs and computers of children in need, poverty, and untold distress in war, famine, and natural disasters. We have become inoculated to the truth that there are many in our world who are suffering terribly.

We have a litany of excuses. Some of my personal favorites are: What can I do? They have brought this on themselves. It is just another inefficient charity. They won’t change. What is the point?

Fortunately God does not have the same heart as us. We will, however, be treated as we treat those who cry out for help, justice, and mercy.

Quick Prayer: Open my ears to the cry of the poor. Amen.