The King of Judgment

Today is the Solemnity of Christ the King, the last Sunday of the Church year.

An excerpt from the Gospel from today’s Mass reminds us that we will be held accountable for our actions after our death, that it is not so much for us to have received the Lord’s graces, but what have we done with them? Were we merely satisfied to have been counted amongst the Lord’s chosen, or have we gone out and done things in response to receiving His grace?

Matthew 25: 34-40: “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’

Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?

When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you?

When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’

And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’”

(Via USCCB.)

What have you done for the least of the Lord’s brothers (and sisters)?

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One Comment

  1. Judy Ferguson says:

    Something we really need to think about. Too easy to leave it to the government or charitable organizations or…
    The words of Jesus were addressed to an individual and that individual is ME!