Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be satisfied.
Matthew 25: 31-40
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 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.’
The devotional today is an examination. Pray that the Spirit guides you and that you can honestly look at yourself. Remember that this beatitude does not stand alone, and that before came the challenge to be poor in spirit, mourning, and meek. Are we hungering and thirsting for righteousness?
These are the people whom Jesus called righteous:
The ones who looked after the least of these.
The ones who saw the need and filled it.
What they did for the least of these, they did for the Lord.
As we reflect on ourselves, pray this:
Lord, I can be blind to my own sin.
I can be blind in the way I look at the people in my life.
Sometimes I just see what I want to see.
Lord, help me to see what you want me to see.
Help me to see the least of these and use me to be their servant, because all I want is to serve YOU.