`Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ And the king will answer them, `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.’
Last Sunday, we talked about all that God has given us. On Thanksgiving, we do the same. We have established that fact, haven’t we? In today’s gospel, we are reminded of another fact.
There are people in the world, people that God is crazy about, that need our help. God wants us to be God’s hands in the world and help them. It’s as simple as that.
On Sunday’s lesson we also talked about using some of the gifts that God has given us. It seems to me the two subjects come together. Others need help. We have what they need. It’s what God wants us to do.