The Least of These


The Least of These

Living a Christian life isn’t always easy. We’ve never been promised that life will be a bed of roses. But life in general isn’t easy either. What are the life triggers that have you looking with distain on those around you?

What makes you say under your breath, “You’ve got to be kidding me”?  

Is it a public figure saying or doing something so stupid that you think they must have missed out on the brain pool or were asleep when smarts was being handed out?

I can’t speak for anyone other than myself. What I can say is I’ve been there and didn’t even get a t-shirt.

We as humans are not basically “good” people. We want what we want and we want it now, without interference from or consideration of anyone else. We are the creators of our own universe, the masters of our kingdom and on our throne is where we create our own mess (quite literally).

We have a tendency to look down on custodians, janitors, waitresses and servers or anybody who is engaged in public service. It’s as if we are better than them. We do the same with lawyers and politicians (quite often the same thing). We see beggars and homeless as people who’ve chosen to be that way, without knowing anything about the circumstances that brought them there.

In our own cynical way we view doctors and nurses as money grabbers, overcharging for their services, living in mansions, driving expensive cars, sailing on yachts or globetrotting around the world. Look around, they live next door or on our block, drive the same cars we do and their mansion is the hospital or office setting where they spend way too much of their days just trying to help people and pay their bills – just like us.

The bible tells us that we are to love God and if it is within our power to do so – love each other, as we love ourselves. Therein lays the problem. We don’t even like ourselves.

Yet we are a people who are so full of ourselves that we make others sick of being around us. We grumble and complain and constantly say “somebody ought to…….”

We forget that WE ARE SOMEBODY and yes WE OUGHT TO do something about whatever we see wrong in our sphere of influence (our neck of the woods).

We are part of God’s creation, and there is nobody who is unimportant or more important than anybody else. We are smart and dumb at the same time. We are rich and pour and know not what we have that makes us so.

As Christians we need to tune into God, so we can ride high on life (eternal life) and wait for God to tell us the “next” thing before we move forward, or fall back.

We need to rethink how look at or treat other people. Think of the nastiest, meanest, dirtiest, most despicable person and never forget that God created him or her. We are to treat everyone the way we want to be treated, not how we are treated by them. In Matthew 25: 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me’.

Can we truly call ourselves Disciples of Christ, brothers in the faith and continue to badmouth what God has created? Do we praise God with that same mouth? Do we kiss our mothers with those same lips? Do we lift up holy hands that we used to beat another down? When we bring our requests before God, are we not to stop and square things with our brother, sister, neighbor first?

Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so…..

God loves you even now, just as you are, you don’t need to change a thing.

Jesus paid the price on the cross at Calvary and rose again on the third day for your sins, for my sins and for the sins of the entire world.

You need only to believe and accept what has already been bought – Salvation in the name of Jesus.

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world……..” (look it up).

Like I said earlier, life is hard, yet it is much harder without God. – RTM

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