For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink; I was a stranger and you took me in; I was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me; I was in prison and you visited me. Matthew 25:35-36
Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Isn’t it fascinating that we are called to love and care for one another. He gave us dominion not to just frolic and have a good time, but to insure we are doing his perfect will. Living in different areas I have come across many people who were down on their luck and even wandering the streets and no place to call home and very little food to eat. I have also been around others who felt such persons were trying to get a buck for a cigar or alcohol binge and feeling like helping was a weak thing to do. Whatever anybody think – we must ask what would Jesus do?
I imagine him stopping to converse with them, encouraging them – feeding them like he fed the five thousand. And while they are eating themselves full he would tell them about the one and only true living water that will quench every thirst. Could you imagine their eyes lightening up – their hearts filling up with joy that someone took notice without judging. They would leave physically and spiritually fed.
My challenge in a time where challenges run rampant – let’s treat people like Christ did. Offer the homeless food instead of passing them by. Donate gently used clothing to a shelter. Spend some time at a nursing home. Let’s open our eyes to those in need, let’s look for opportunities where the love of Christ can be shown. Create magic moments that can change the course of someone’s life today. Big or small we all matter – remember what we do our don’t do is done to God.