A hungry man doesn’t have ears. (Stephen Joyce, son of author James Joyce)
A simple statement, but a pungent reminder of how we should consider our offer to help those in need. We may want to scold a homeless man for not looking for a job or “preach” to a down-and-outer about his need for God, but Joyce’s statement should help us learn how better to approach the less fortunate. A healthful meal might be the first need to respond to.
If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord— and he will repay you! (Proverbs 19:17)