“ . . . I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’ Then they will answer and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.” And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.’”
What incidents in your life come to mind as you hear these words?
Hold them and the people involved before God.
With God’s grace, how do you desire to respond to the hungry/thirsty/stranger/naked in our time?
Heritage word—“Things do not always go as well as we want. They go well only if the good God directs them.”
(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)