We are mindful, O God,
that You dwell among the lowliest people of the Earth,
that You sit on the dust-heap among those in the slums and those in prison,
that You are present with the juvenile delinquents and the homeless,
that You throng with the beggars seeking bread,
that You suffer with the sick,
and that You stand in line with the unemployed.
May we be mindful that when we forget the unemployed, we forget You.
Toyohiko Kagawa, 1888-1960, Japanese Christian activist, who lived among the poor
But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”