My child, do not cheat the poor of their living,
and do not keep needy eyes waiting.
2 Do not grieve the hungry,
or anger one in need.
3 Do not add to the troubles of the desperate,
or delay giving to the needy.
4 Do not reject a suppliant in distress,
or turn your face away from the poor.
5 Do not avert your eye from the needy,
and give no one reason to curse you;
6 for if in bitterness of soul some should curse you,
their Creator will hear their prayer.
Everyone seems to forget the scriptures about helping those in need, although St. Paul said that’s what true religion amounts to, and not spending $15.8 million to stop gays from marrying.
I spun this in a different direction. Instead of taking one of the crazy passages like the one about stoning a woman who’s not a virgin on her wedding night, I’m thinking about all the scriptures about helping others that we seem to ignore.