Saturday, January 15, 2011

He's a person, She's a person

Copying something from a friend of Moriah's and mine off of Facebook. Hope she doesn't mind, but I thought it rings so very true, and wanted to share it as it's something heavy on my heart right now!!!!
Americans ('specially Christian Americans...Jesus was Middle Eastern, for pete's sake!) need to remember this!!!

"It doesn't matter what country someone's from, or what they look like, or the colour of their skin. It doesn't matter what they smell like, or that they spell words slightly differently-some would say, more correctly. I'm a person. [The bum on the corner]* is a person. You're a person. That person over there is a person. And each person deserves to be treated like a person."


31 "The Son of Man will come again in his great glory, with all his angels. He will be King and sit on his great throne. 32 All the nations of the world will be gathered before him, and he will separate them into two groups as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 The Son of Man will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
    34 "Then the King will say to the people on his right, 'Come, my Father has given you his blessing. Receive the kingdom God has prepared for you since the world was made. 35 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. 36 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.'
    37 "Then the good people will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you food, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you alone and away from home and invite you into our house? When did we see you without clothes and give you something to wear? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and care for you?'
    40 "Then the King will answer, 'I tell you the truth, anything you did for even the least of my people here, you also did for me.'
    41 "Then the King will say to those on his left, 'Go away from me. You will be punished. Go into the fire that burns forever that was prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 I was hungry, and you gave me nothing to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me nothing to drink. 43 I was alone and away from home, and you did not invite me into your house. I was without clothes, and you gave me nothing to wear. I was sick and in prison, and you did not care for me.'
    44 "Then those people will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or alone and away from home or without clothes or sick or in prison? When did we see these things and not help you?'
    45 "Then the King will answer, 'I tell you the truth, anything you refused to do for even the least of my people here, you refused to do for me.'
   ~Matthew 25:31-45, NCV

*Edited to make it more general for my intended use.

1 comment:

  1. Amen Bee!!!!! You are right on!!! It always makes me upset when people speak against people from other countries who are coming here for a better life, or look down on other people, and it's like, "Excuse me? What if you went into a foreign land,how would YOU want to be treated?" Where is God's love to ALL people? Why aren't we showing it???

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