Matthew 25.31-45 – April 18, 2020

Matthew 25:31-45

“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’” (Matthew 25:45, NIV)

“Our biology works everything toward self preservation / gratification. This passage has really been one of my favorites as it reminds us that God has woven us into a great tapestry of his plan. Even when we have weak times, the ties to others in our family holds us tight and our strand is the only one capable of strengthening the life strands of other who are not finding their place in the tapestries of Gods plan. You are only able to touch the strands that you are able to cross but God has woven a great number of other strands to pull their strands close also. So never miss a chance to put out a hand, lend an ear, give some time. And No strand you touch was not supposed to be in tapestry somehow God is an amazing weaver!”

Thought Questions:

If you read all of Matthew 25.31-46, you discover that those who served “the least of these” are the ones commended. How often do you look at your small acts of kindness as service to God versus just something nice you did for someone else? How can we understand this as service to God more?

Why do people have a hard time understanding that our service does not have to be “big” in order for it to matter? Why do people assume any service we do does not matter as much as the service of someone we deem “more important?”

Even in a time of social distancing and stay at home orders, how can you show small acts of service to others, even the least of these?

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