Friday, March 30th. Matthew 25:40

Our devotions this Lenten season have been written by members of Faith Lutheran Church.  Today’s devotion is by Don Hodde. Also, if you would like to join our staff in praying the liturgy for Responsive Prayer/Suffrages just click here.


And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”  Matthew 25:40


In the verses leading up to verse 40 above, Jesus defines what ‘it’ is. ‘It’ is serving and caring for others.  Jesus points out to the righteous that when we serve and care for others, we are no less serving and caring for Christ himself!  


There are direct and indirect ways to serve.  We can serve ‘indirectly’ through our gifts of money, or by helping to administer programs that offer service and care to others.   We can also serve and care for others ‘directly’,  getting ‘hands on’ to feed people, clothe people, assist sick or disabled people, and care for those that are lonely.  


Regardless of whether you and your family chooses to serve others directly or indirectly, it is almost certain you will build community and relationship with not only those you serve alongside, but with those you serve and care for. 


And when you do, your definition of ‘family’ will most certainly expand to be closer to what Christ calls ‘My Family.’


Let us pray:  Dear Lord, empower us to serve others in the way that we do best.  Please be with us as we go through life, and help us to approach others with the same compassion and care that you taught us through your Son, in Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.


2 Responses to “Friday, March 30th. Matthew 25:40”

  1. Nancy Becker Says:

    I really like this – it speaks to what calls us to do. Nancy B

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Very well Done Don! Your thougths and writing during this LEnt reminded me most of Rev. Kerry! Happy Easter!

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