Who Are "the Least of These?" Compelling Reasons to Serve Jesus by Serving Others

It’s easy to love children until they whine, tantrum, or disobey. And the poor until they act ungrateful or entitled. Many of us are willing to care for the sick—until someone throws up on us. And we welcome the lonely until they get clingy and demanding. 

Nevertheless, God calls us to serve those who appear to bring nothing to the table. Matthew 25:40 says, “I tell you the truth when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” 

In light of this command, we should ask ourselves, “Who is ‘the least of these’ God is calling me to love and serve?” 

I'm sharing thoughts over at the Salvation Army's flagship publication, War Cry, today. To read the rest of this article, please click HERE. 

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  1. Well said ma'am. We may never know who "the least" might be. I've met many people in fine clothes, with fine homes, driving sporty new cars who were more empty inside than the homeless person living in the refrigerator box under the overpass. I used to call them "shell people", because I just sensed they were empty inside; like the empty shell of a locust in late summer. My most valuable lesson came from adopting mama, who taught me to greet the world with a warm smile and kind word. Whenever I've remembered to do this, I've been blessed much more than burned by it.

    1. Ah, J.D., you have been well schooled. It's been my goal as a believing mama to train my children to be the hands and feet of Jesus. May I one day be found as faithful (and fruitful) as your mama. I know she's proud of the way you've taken her lessons and put feet on them. Blessings to you!

  2. A wonderful article. I am thankful God gives us ways to show His love to others.

    1. Thank you, Melissa. It is a joy to serve God by serving others. "To whom much has been given, much will be required." Thanks for your kind words today.


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