And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. – Matthew 25:40 – KJV.
That scriptural section is a favorite of many. It says so much. Yes, the emphasis is on love, caring and sharing — attributes that are deeply necessary. Jesus represents all of that and more. I’m immensely grateful for the people who cheerfully help “the least of these.” Truly, doing so does it unto Jesus.
There are countless homeless people who yearn for arms of love to embrace them with generous actions. It matters less how they arrived in those circumstances. What really matters is to wisely help them by showing them Jesus through reaching out in ways that penetrate spiritually, mentally and physically. James 2:17 –KJV tells us, “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.”
Elderly people often need help navigating during their golden years. Often, what they yearn for is companionship with genuine care extended. Lawn work and shoveling are two tasks that certainly assist. Transportation aid helps considerably, as well. I remember learning about an elderly widow in Florida who could no longer attend church because no one would provide her with transportation. Her circumstance saddened me.
Churches, in some areas, have programs that assist with job assistance along with food and clothing provisions. Of course, they also minister to the souls of people and teach about the ways of God. Ideally, ministering for the Lord includes the whole of folks — minds, souls, and bodies.
Matthew 25:35, 36 – KJV
For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
Yes, indeed, we do it as unto Jesus, the Lord Christ.