You would be shocked at how common stories like these are in this city. All the more reason that the light needs to shine in this dark place.
"For he will deliver the needy when he cries for help,
The afflicted also, and him who has no helper.
He will have compassion on the poor and needy,
And the lives of the needy he will save.
He will rescue their life from oppression and violence,
And their blood will be precious in his sight;"
"Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom : she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy."
"They are fat, they are sleek,
They also excel in deeds of wickedness;
They do not plead the cause,
The cause of the orphan, that they may prosper;
And they do not defend the rights of the poor.
' Shall I not punish these people?' declares the LORD,
'On a nation such as this
Shall I not avenge Myself?'"
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."