Day 6 Of Lent And the King will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40
When someone asks for something it is our quiet joy to respond as Jesus would respond, giving generously. With a childlike reaction to spoken and unspoken needs we find our lives enriched by helping-- even if someone is a stranger to, we give as Christ directs us.
For, God has prepared our spiritual and physical lives from the foundations of the World.
Heavenly Father prepares each day so that His spiritual care is given to us through Jesus. A child once said to me, "Rev. Walker, I'm not fit for God's Kingdom. I'm being fitted for God's Kingdom. As I grow up I will grow into what Jesus tells me to do."
Blessed Holy Spirit is always helping us to gain a little each day-- in our experiences and in the surprising situations that come our way. My friend, we can we drinking our coffee during an ordinary morning and Holy Spirit may softly tell us to look up-- someone is in need.
A cup of kindness, a welcoming gesture, the sharing of meals, and water to drink are offerings to others for Christ's sake.
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, 33 and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. 34 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38 And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39 And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40 And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to Me.’ 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels; 42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44 Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’ 45 Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:31-46