verse 40: “The King will reply, ’I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”
verse 45: “He will reply, ’I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”
When I read this passage, I don’t know what to think or feel. I know I do not fall clearly into one or the other of these groups. And when does this happen? When Jesus comes again to us? I hope to be nicely tucked into heaven at that point! The best I can do with these verses is to pray to God for understanding, and do my best moving forward to serve and comfort others. Jesus is looking for kind and generous hearts, full of forgiveness and humility.
Heavenly Father, you see me as I am, and I can hold nothing back from you or hide anything from you. You have seen all of my deeds, the good and the bad. I ask you to be merciful with me. I often feel lost and uncertain and unsure of my purpose. I need you to guide my soul, alongside you. Amen
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