“Turn Their Backs Upon the Poor and the Meek”

Bryan Richards
"It seems to be a fact of human nature that those engaged in pursuing 'the good life' also spend much energy, time, and money seeking association with the wealthy, powerful, and famous. They live where there are no poor, socialize in private clubs where there are no poor, travel first class, and otherwise isolate themselves from regular exposure to the needy except for occasional giving on the street or to the seasonal charities. Such benign neglect can often be as devastating as a deliberate reviling of the poor. This is in contrast to Him whom we claim to follow, who deliberately lived with and, for the most part, regularly sought out the poor and needy." (Quinn G. McKay, Ensign, June 1987, p. 20)