“Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty
or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison,
and did not minister to You?”
(Matt. 25:44 NKJV)
I was hungry…
…standing on the street corner, out of work, begging from a cardboard sign, but you were repulsed and looked the other way. And then you drove to the fast food restaurant and ordered take out.
I was thirsty…
…and in a story telling of how I have to walk 5-6 hours a day just to fetch water for my family that may be contaminated with disease. I was dying of thirst but you mindlessly drank from your designer water bottle.
I was a stranger…
…knocking on your door for help and guidance, but you deliberately chose not to answer. I visited your church but you never welcomed me.
I was naked…
…and in a commercial, living in a third world country, undernourished, you could see my bones sticking out from the lack of life’s necessities, but you shamelessly ignored it and quickly changed the channel to a shopping network.
I was sick…
…suffering from a multitude of obvious mental illnesses, but you shrugged off my symptoms and went about your own way. I was in the hospital, dying of a disease, but you didn’t come to cheer me up because you were too uncomfortable and didn’t know what to say.
I was in prison…
…grieving over what I had done to others, feeling lost and alone, but you never came to see me. I had multiple tattoos and piercings so you thought it beneath you to visit me. And besides, you were too comfy on your cushy couch.
Oh, Lord…forgive me!
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test my thoughts. Point out anything you find in me
that makes you sad, and lead me
along the path of everlasting life.”
(Ps. 139:23-24 TLB)
May the Lord bless you…Lynn