My friends over at Red Letter Christians has put the coming days in perfect perspective and those are the words of Jesus. I am not much of a “Bible thumper” but Matthew 25 does some up, at least for me, what it means to be a Christian:
In Matthew 25, Jesus says, “… I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ … Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
In this text, Jesus is literally saying to us: How you treat the most vulnerable is how you treat me. He is saying I will know how much you love me by how you respond — or don’t respond to them. This Gospel passage, which was my own conversion text, is coming up again and again right at the time when so many people are feeling vulnerable and so many others don’t know what to do. This is our answer.
Stand up and defend those most at risk at this crucial moment in America’s political history. Matthew 25 is answering our question. Matthew 25 is rising up in the face of a new political regime that is making many people feel so afraid.
It totally disappoints me that 81% of the so-called Evangelical Christians voted for someone who is putting in place a government that is almost the opposite of Matthew 25. How can that be???
Paraphrasing one of their favorite says “But as for me I will follow the words of Jesus”.