Lent 2009 (12) – Caring for Jesus

I was hungry and you fed me, thirsty and you gave me a drink; I was a stranger and you received me in your homes, naked and you clothed me; I was sick and you took care of me, in prison and you visited me. The righteous then will answer him, “When lord, did we ever see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? … … The king will reply, I tell you whenever you did this for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me!” Matthew 25:35-40

People’s needs vary tremendously. For some their hunger and thirst is for actual food and drink. For the homeless their great need is for actual warmth and shelter. For other people their hunger and thirst may be for acceptance, affirmation, encouragement, friendship, security and belonging.

Whenever we help a person in need we meet them face to face. One human being with another. Any other way would make the person faceless and nameless. And our care provision has added value and significant because it is Jesus himself who we serve.

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