“One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord” (Proverbs 19:17).
When considering the poor our minds are conditioned to think in terms of financial hardship and economic challenge. Sometimes, however, the greater need of the poor is to be graciously acknowledged with warm courtesy, kindness, and politeness. In fact, I would consider this to be a universal need. Thus, “to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even to the least of them you did it to Me.”