O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek; you will strengthen their heart, you will incline your ear to do justice for the orphan and the oppressed, so that those from earth may strike terror no more.
Like Psalm 10, the Apostle Paul warned the Galatians against the sort of crass sin that separates the faithful from the faithless. Then he talked about a solution he called the fruit of the Spirit: "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control" (Gal. 5:22-23). The law of God, the psalms, the prophets, the apostles, and our Lord Jesus himself all remind us that there are consequences for the mistreatment of the least among us But Paul reminds us that we have complete freedom to perform good deeds: "There is no law against such things."
Grant, O Lord, that I will both both give and receive kindness in the days ahead; in Jesus' Name, who taught me to pray: Our Father...