Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Least



The least. . . . 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'


The thing is . . . God is sovereign . . . and if people are in a bad way, if they are lowly and someone else is material blessed (ie., wealth, looks, prestige) the latter has no place to be taking credit. The "blessed" one is in no position to be feeling superior, self righteous. If we've got ANY thing good to boast of, it is only from God, by God.


He chose an average vessel, humble . . . for Himself to convey in.


If people are in a pitiful state we ought not be looking on them with disgust and condescension. For if we do, we are actually laying that on God, who is the Author of everyone's station.





'Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'


2 comments:

Mark said...

Words conveyed to St. Martin of tours in spirit in a vision of Jesus when he was a Roman soldier and had cut his Cloak in half and covered the naked beggar.

Linda L. said...

Amen! All humans are made image bearers of God, and treated with respect and courtesy, as Jesus commanded in Matthew 25 that you quoted. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

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