-- Commentary on Psalm 103, 7
Prayer. God examines rich and poor, not according to their lands and houses, but according to the riches of their hearts.
-- Commentary on Psalm 48, 3
Our shame is that we, most of us, will read these words as mere well worn platitiudes and not really do anything with them or about them. To or great shame, we are triggered to read about inner and outer poverty as old (dead-old) metaphors, rather than as the revolutionary, day-checking words that they are.