“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Matthew 25:34-36

TODAY’S WORD…

Jesus continued, “Then the King will say to those on his right hand, ‘Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take for your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a stranger and you made me welcome; naked and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.’”

– Matthew 25:34-36

 

REFLECTION…

All the various actions listed by Jesus in this passage – giving people food and drink, clothing them, visiting them – become works of Christian charity where the person doing them can see Christ in those in need.

During the Penitential Rite of the Mass, I have time and time again confessed to Almighty God, “that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do…” It is a fact of faith that every time I fail to do whatever every good Christian is expected to do, it is like leaving Christ unattended – it is a sin of omission.

We must never forget that Our Lord will ask us to account for not only the evil we have done, but also for the good we have omitted to do.

 

PRAYER…

Open the eyes of my heart, Lord, that I may see You in all others!

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