“And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 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 for me.”
This parable of the sheep and the goats is not about the future. It is about opening our eyes here and now to the needs of our neighbors: the hungry, the homeless, the refugee, the isolated lonely ones.
Each of them is part of the body of Christ and to turn anyone of them away is to turn away Christ.
So it’s pretty simple…how we love them is the criteria Christ will use to judge us. If we give them expired food and torn clothes as our charity…that will be an indication of the extent of our love for Christ.
This Lent let‘s examine ourselves by looking inside our closets, and pantries to identify what we don’t need…and give it to those who need.
Dear God, forgive me for not recognizing how important it is that I give of myself within the body of Christ. I know there is need all around me, but I’m often at a loss as to how to help. Grant me guidance that I will not lose my salvation for lack of knowledge. Amen
Rev Akua began a foundation; Aequitas-a fairer world; in 2017. Each year at Easter and Christmas we donate food, money, and used but usable clothes to the needy. If you would like to donate to the Aequitas Lenten Clothing Drive, please call Sandra at +233 (0)54 012 6575.
If we do it for one of the least of them…we do it for Christ. God bless you.