Doing the Least or For the Least?

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Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 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 invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’” (Matthew 25:34–40, NIV 1984).

My Musings – They are all around us.  People in need.  At times, it may even be us.  Wouldn’t we want someone to reach out to us?  Jesus, through this parable said, “whatever you did.”  We may not be in a position to help everyone with all that they.  But we can do whatever we can.  Theodore Roosevelt is credited with saying “do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”  I think Jesus would be satisfied with that response.

My Advice – Where has God placed you right now?  What resources has He provided you with?  What abilities has He gifted you with?  God can use that.  Look what He did with five loaves and two fish of one young lad who was willing to share.  “Whatever [we do] for one of the least of these brothers of [ours], [we do it] for [Him].

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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