First week in Lent: Monday 27th February, 2023

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?

  • The just, being sincere in their service of the needs of others, were astonished that they were in fact serving the Lord. They were unaware of the significance of simple acts of charity to people in need.


  • When we serve others, do we serve with sincerity and without ulterior motives of gaining glory and affirmation for our deeds?


  • Do we have a strong desire to serve the Lord in our daily lives? How is the Lord challenging us to do this more often?