Because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
When we think of the poor we need to expand our thinking beyond financial to the needs of the heart and spirit and the soul. If we don't see the unsaved as poor regardless of their wealth or status or beauty, we are abandoning them to the enemy. One of the enemy's greatest lies is that our money or power can save us. He laughs at those who rely so heavily on what they have, not Who gave it to them. We can defeat his plan by sharing our gift of salvation with those the Lord has put in our lives regardless of our comfort level.
Father, open my eyes that I may see the deception of the enemy. Open my mouth in mercy and compassion, to give freely of what You gave me. Open my heart that I may share with joy, the eternal mercy and freedom that You bestow so abundantly.