There are three ways to respond to human need. The first is to respond to need on the basis of the needs I see. If I try to do that I risk dying physically. I nearly did myself in over and over in this way when I was at the mission.
The second way is to ignore need. If I do that I die spiritually.
The third is to respond to need on the basis of walking in the spirit. When I live that way my Higher Power gives me the tools I need and the strength I need. When I walk in the spirit and meet need I experience the joy of doing with God.