For the Least of These
Are we somehow responsible for others in need?
Christianity is the religion in which God lived among us. It’s called the Incarnation, God in the flesh. Jesus Christ the eternal Son of God humbled himself to live as the God-Man.
The Christmas story tells us Jesus was born of a virgin and laid in a manger, then he lived for 30 years as an everyday person, in many ways like we live today, a carpenter from Nazareth. His last years were dedicated to public ministry, ending with his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension to heaven.
We know Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, but while on earth he made himself accessible to all people. He healed the blind, the leper, the lame. He said to allow the little children to come to him.
Jesus shared a parable with the disciples, noting the hungry, thirsty, naked, and sick.
Then he said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matt. 25:40).
Caring for and about “the least of these” is still our commission today.