"Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!" -Psalm 100:4 ESV
"Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." -Hebrews 13:1-2 NIV
"A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold." -Proverbs 22:1 ESV
"Take no part in the worthless pleasures of evil and darkness, but instead, rebuke and expose them. It would be shameful even to mention here those pleasures of darkness that the ungodly do. But when you expose them, the light shines in upon their sin and shows it up, and when they see how wrong they really are, some of them may even become children of light." -Ephesians 5:11-13 TLB
"Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life." Galatians 6:4-5 -The Message Bible
I also thought about José's reply. It was obvious to me by the way José responded, that he had expected me to help him. José saw me as a part of the neighborhood, which meant that this problem was also my responsibility. I began to think about all the arenas of life where I should be taking more ownership.
There I was at the gym. Praying over my protein shake before my stretching regimen. Minding my own business. I had given up on the concern a long time ago that people might think I'm weird. (It's confirmed, by the way... My Mom calls it "unique.") So I was in my own little world talking to God and blaring worship music to drown out the sound of my own thoughts...