Sep 16, 2014 1210
“Blessed is he who has regard for the weak . . .” (Psalm 41:1).
As a matter of fact, this is not what we want to hear. The needy present us with problems. Far better for us to have regard for the strong, the influential and the competent. We are not naturally drawn to weak persons. We want to be associated with toughness and invincibility. The vulnerability of the powerless could engulf us. To be attentive to a person occupying a position of strength is no virtue, but to advocate for one who is friendless and susceptible calls for courage, compassion, patience and understanding. God comes near to us in the weak. He is on their side.