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Christ Has Called You To Give To The Poor and Needy

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When did I see You, Jesus Christ and gave you food?”

When you gave that hungry boy in your class food to eat at school.”

“When did I give you my clothes to wear?”

“When you gave that girl on your street your old clothes.”

The sentences above are scripted from Matthew 25:34-36.

“then the king will say to the good people on his right, ‘come. My Father has given you his blessing. Come and receive the kingdom God has prepared for you since the world was made. I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was alone and away from home, and you invited me into your house. I was without clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’” Matt. 25: 34-36 ICB

If you read further down this chapter you will see what the people asked him and his response to them.

Jesus Christ has called you to be help for others. Give to people and not grudgingly. Give with joy because that is the best way to give.

Imagine Jesus Christ telling you this when you finally meet him? How wonderful does it sound? It sounds great to me!

Don’t look down on the poor and needy. Instead, be a help to them. Share with others who don’t have as much as you do. Give your time and effort towards helping a classmate understand a lesson at school. Comfort a friend who has lost a loved one. Follow a friend to visit a sick family member in the hospital. Pray for a friend whose family is going through a hard financial period. Ask your parents if you can take foodstuff to them.

What you can do for the poor and needy is plenty. Ask the Lord for how to help them.

May the Lord make you a helper to the poor and needy. Amen.

Prayer:
My Lord, Jesus Christ, teach me to give to others. Show me ways I can be of help to the poor and needy. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Action point:
Is there a friend or neighbor who you think will need some of the clothes you don’t wear anymore? Ask your parents for approval first.

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