A famous theologian once said to me, “When we look into the eyes of the poor, we are looking into the eyes of Jesus.”
He was merely taking a literal interpretation of Matthew 25:40, “As much as you have done it to one of the least of these, you have done it unto Me.”
What if we joined this famous theologian and took Jesus’ words literally? Isn’t that what all the conservative Bible scholars tell us to do whenever possible?
In Matthew 25, Jesus unapologetically illustrated how to serve Jesus, how to meet Jesus, how to “do it unto” Jesus. Here is the formula:
- I was hungry and you gave me something to eat
- I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink
- I was a foreigner and you invited me inside
- I naked and you clothed me
- I was sick and you visited me
- I was in prison and you came to me
By now you have probably heard that we are are trying to finish the building of a hospital in Guatemala for hungry and sick infants.
Why are we working to raise this money? Why are we begging you to help us?
This hospital represents a shockingly literal application of Jesus’ words. In fact 5 of 6 of the lines above could not be applied more accurately than in the building of Casa Jackson, a hospital for malnourished infants:
- Hungry… check.
- Thirsty… check.
- Naked … check.
- Foreigner… check
- Sick… check, check, check.
We are begging you to help us. Help us serve Guatemalan babies. Help us serve the “least of these.” Help us serve Jesus.
Please give today and every dollar you give will be matched TWICE. Your gift will be tripled. Be generous and wise with your money.