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, 36 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.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “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.’ (Matthew 25:35-40)
Based on the feedback over the last two days, we are going to consider the Discipline of Service for another day. Over the last two days we have focused primarily on the “servant”, today we examine a passage that focuses heavily on the people being “served”. Jesus clearly cared about these people and our aim is to be like Him.
Please read the passage and answer the questions below.
- How would you categorize the people Jesus identified in the passage, and how challenging is it to serve these people?
- How can we stay motivated to serve even when the recipients of service are not who we would choose?