Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Least of These

In the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats in Matthew 25, Jesus tells us to take care of the “least of these.”   He mentions those who are hungry, thirsty, alone, sick, naked and in prison.  These are people with physical, social, spiritual and legal needs.  All around us we find people with needs.

We can’t help everyone, but we can help someone.  Who are the “least of these” to you?

A look at L.O.T. 2540, a Salvage and Recycling ministry in Madison, NC.  L.O.T. stands for Least Of These.
Just this week I have talked with people for whom the least of these are the mentally disabled, the social outcast needing work, and the immigrant population.

We share the love of Jesus when we reach out to those in need.  God gives his people compassion for the needy.  To some he gives compassion for the sick; to others he gives compassion for the poor; to others he gives compassion for the elderly. 

The "Free Store" at L.O.T. 2540.
For whom has God given you compassion?  How can you reach out to them in the name of Jesus and make their lives better?  Where do you need to start?  Who shares your compassion for them?  What’s stopping you?

Jesus calls us to share his love to the “least of these.”  Let’s live it boldly!