When we reach out to those in need, we experience the Presence of God
‘Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’
Jesus is said to have stated that the greatest commandment was to love God and to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:37-39).
He gave specific instructions on how to love our neighbors (meaning everyone) in today’s scripture passage. It was in reaching out to those in need and helping them…actually being with them and including them.
That is what God requires of us.
Note that Jesus did not say anything about worthiness or requirements about “being right” or following specific guidelines (not that guidelines are bad!).
Mother Teresa didn’t give the dying a lecture or a lesson…she simply fed, clothed and comforted them.
Jesus reached out to all people in love and mercy.
We are called to do the same.
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Remember…God loves you!