Sometimes people are poor because they have not worked hard, as God says we should. But often people are poor because of things they cannot change. Such people need our help. God wants us to remember that the poor are human beings too. We must respect them because He made them in His image. He wants us to do whatever we can to help them."
"Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.' Proverbs 17:5
"Training Hearts. Teaching Minds," Starr Meade, P&R 2000, pg 246.