Matthew 25:35: “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 was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to 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? And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?” The King will answer and say to them, “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”
What if you knew that God could be anywhere at any time and that he could be anybody around you? How would you change your way of treating the people around you, and how would you treat yourself? The truth is that God could be in anybody you see around you; He could be in the poor man you see on the street begging for something to eat. Sometimes God tests your abilities to love everybody as if they were all a part of you, a part of your family, testing how well you practice unconditional love, empathy, and forgiveness. It’s easier to look away from other people’s pain and pretend that it’s not a part of our responsibility, but what if God looked away from us and our pain because it was easier, what if He didn’t take our pain seriously?
We need to take other people’s pain more seriously and ask ourselves: “What can I do to help this person who is in pain?”
It doesn’t have to be a big thing to matter; sometimes the smaller stuff says more. Our society convinces us that we need to do much or else it doesn’t matter and it’s a waste of time, but small things matter and small things are important. When God calls you to help others in need, you have to figure out who, what, where and when. Do what you can do, then God will do the rest.
Psalm 112:5: Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.