Daily Word Of God
Matthew 25:31, 32b, 34-40
Jesus said to his disciples: ‘When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory. He will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats.
Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.”
Then the upright will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? When did we find you sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- In today’s Gospel Jesus reveals to us that on Judgment Day, the righteous will inherit the kingdom and enter eternal life whereas those who rejected the Good News of salvation would justly suffer eternally.
- God’s judgment on each one of us will depend on our personal response and way of living our daily lives. Thus, even one of Jesus’ “least of these brothers of mine”e. the poor and needy, would matter most to Jesus.
- God is gracious and merciful to all of us. Thus, He expects us to treat all human beings created by Him with mercy and kindness. Do you treat your neighbours with mercy and love as God has treated you?