"Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard."
This is interesting, and a little scary. If we don't hear the cries of the poor, and I'm assuming we also have to take action to assuage their concerns, then we won't be heard when we cry. This is an integral part of building Zion, because in Zion there *are* no poor. And this applies to almost everyone, and probably to everyone reading this, because no matter how hard things are for us, there is usually someone who is poor in comparison.
So, how do we respond to the cries of the poor? C.S. Lewis says this "I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare." Which reminds me of the widow's mite (Here's a video of the story, in case anyone doesn't know it: http://www.lds.org/bible-videos/videos/jesus-teaches-about-the-widows-mites?lang=eng).
Today, let's hear the cries of the poor. And let's think about Zion and how we can get there... and then let's do something about it.