When I see a person that’s poor do I see a person or a category? Am I able to look past their problem and see the person?
The scripture says that the Proverbs 31 woman sees the person behind the problem. Their condition doesn’t prevent her from caring. Even though it’s our immediate assumption that there would be, and it may be implied, I notice that there is no mention of money or financial contribution. The P31 engages. Gets involved. She offers acceptance and assistance. Emotional and practical help.
We can’t always “fix the problem” but we can do something. Giving of my resources although often times sacrificial is still easier than giving of myself. (Time, energy, emotion, involvement) By the work of God’s grace in me, may I give in this way.
The Proverbs 31 woman does.
I must also.