Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Least of These

And the King shall answer and say unto them, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren ye have done it unto me." - Matthew 25:40

What Would Jesus Do?
Some personal musings on yesterday's leg of the journey "home" . . .

My first entry on this site was entitled Noisy Restaurants where I related an experience with a group of mentally challenged adults at mealtime in a busy eating place. (Click on the November archives and read it again) Little did I know that six months later I would be working, on a relief basis, ministering to these precious individuals.

Yesterday I sat with three residents at the dinner table in the home where I'm working. Some of their behaviours would have been a real turn-off if I hadn't first prayed that I would see these dear people through the eyes of Jesus. As I joined them for lunch I tried to imagine how Jesus would relate to them. As I viewed them through His eyes, my heart was gripped by a sense of His presence in that very room.

O that we would view everyone as our wonderful Savior sees them! We've become so self-centred and concerned about our own pleasure and comfort! What a tragedy! Where is the compassion that Jesus so lovingly exhibited?

Before leaving for work yesterday I somewhat jokingly penned the following note in an e-mail to some prayer partners:

Hi Ho, Hi Ho,
It's off to work I go.
I trust they'll see
God's love through me,
Hi Ho, Hi Ho!

Today, let's determine to see the people around us through God's eyes. We can be His heart and His hands extended . . . as we interact with those for whom Jesus gave His life.

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