When Jesus calls and sends out to the twelve, He missions them with a particular orientation to the sick and the poor. He directs them to use their own poverty as an entrée to serving others. A disciple of Jesus is meant to be unencumbered.

Is there anything that I have that possesses me? What prevents me from going first to the neediest? Sometimes what we own actually possesses us.

O Holy Spirit, grant me the poverty of Spirit that keeps me agile and light. Help me to find the sick and poor. May I bring them to Jesus and may they encounter Him in me.