-Rev Melissa Fain-
44 “Then they will reply, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and didn’t do anything to help you?’ 45 Then he will answer, ‘I assure you that when you haven’t done it for one of the least of these, you haven’t done it for me.’ 46 And they will go away into eternal punishment. But the righteous ones will go into eternal life.”
Matthew 25:44-46 CEB
How often do you stop yourself and wonder about those who hunger? Many don't. And why would you? Out of sight; out of mind is a very true phrase. People don't see hunger. Hunger doesn't rip apart houses like a tornado. It doesn't mold the streets like a flood. It exists, whether you see it or not. Starving people so very close, and so far away. Until we are personally feeling the need ourselves, it's difficult to see the need for others.
That's where God is. Those who are hungry. Feeding them, is feeding God. "I assure you that when you did it for one of the least of these, you have done it for me."
It's difficult to meet God in the places where our mind doesn't easily dwell, yet those are the most fulfilling connections we can make with God. Those are the places God calls to us to help. Feed God. God is hungry.
Let us pray:
Dear Lord, from my full belly, may I help others find the same fullness. Amen.