• We Meet Jesus Himself in the “Least of These”

    by  • May 21, 2013 • Uncategorized

    In the midst of discussing forthcoming judgment, Jesus uses our view of “the other” type of people as a distinguishing factor between those who truly believe and those who don’t. He goes so far as to say that when we help—and based on His theology as whole, I don’t think He means just charity here—we actually meet Him (Matt 25:31–46). We should give. And we should do so without thought to what others think (Matthew 6:1–3), with one exception—what Jesus thinks. Jesus cares about how you give, why you give and how you treat people. If we cared about what Jesus cares about, we would listen to what He has to say about our helping habits. – John D. Barry

    And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.” – Luke 3:10-11

    Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. – James 1:17

    We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. – Romans 15:1

    You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. – John Bunyan

    What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. – Augustine