Take a moment to refresh, refocus, and refine your faith.
Lord, thank you for the joy and satisfaction that comes from helping others. It’s a pleasure being able to lend a hand and pay forward your lovingkindness toward me. Holy Spirit, keep my heart tender to your promptings that I won’t miss opportunities to be generous with whatever I have: time, support, encouragement, a ride or roof, a meal, or anything you bless me with to share. Whatever I do for others, may it be a blessing and credit to you. Thank you for your compassion toward me so abundant it overflows to those around me. Amen.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘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 invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’