The Church as the people of God can truly embody the living Christ among us only when the poor remain its most treasured part. Care for the poor, therefore, is much more than Christian charity. It is the essence of being the body of Christ.
For further reflection...
"I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint." - Jeremiah 31: 25 (NIV)
This devotional was written by Henri Nouwen.
You can find his website here: henrinouwen.org