Serving the Word: 2nd November


Matthew 25, 31-46:

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? when did we see you a stranger and took you in, or naked and clothed you? when did we see you sick or in prison and come to see you? Truly I tell you, whenever you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me”.

Today’s Gospel reminds us that our life of following Jesus always has to be through our brothers and sisters.

St. John of the Cross tells us that in the evening of life we will be examined for love.

And that is what Jesus tells us in today’s Gospel: “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these my brethren, you did for me. What you did not do to one of the least of these, the least of these, you did not do to me.”

The Lord will not ask us to account for the prayers we have prayed or the sacrifices we have made.

All prayers and sacrifices are all very well. But only as long as they are aimed at increasing our love and our service to others.

May you see the face and the gaze of the Lord in every face and in every gaze that crosses your path.

May you see in those faces the calls that Jesus makes to you to serve them and to love them. Because to serve is to live.

Good day to you.

Antonio Sanjuan Cmf



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