In my experience people who have no homes and people who are food insecure do not read themselves as missing from this story. Instead, they see the importance of providing help for others in need. People who do not have enough for themselves read this text and want to find ways to meet the needs of others. People in material poverty feel the call to serve food and drink in the same way that people with enough material resources do.
—Elizabeth Mae Magill, Five Loaves, Two Fish, Twelve Volunteers: Growing a Relational Food Ministry (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?’
—Matthew 25:37 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Help me see Jesus in those around me. Help me see that Jesus is present among all people, including those who lack food, drink, and clothing and those who are strangers, sick, and imprisoned.
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