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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WHAT SO EVER YOU DO.......

♫♫What so ever you do, to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.♫☺
This is a song I taught to my first graders in Religious Education classes in the 70's.  The children loved this song and sang it along to my amateur guitar playing accompaniment.  The song refers to Jesus' teaching by story illustrations just before his capture.
Matthew 25: vs 35-40
  "...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger 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 thee hungry and feed thee, or when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?  And the King will answer them, "Truly, I say to you , as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me."
  We cannot ignore the needs of those who surround us in life.  Do whatever you can to help someone who is down in emotions, or down on their luck.  Maybe a little "thinking of you" card is all that is needed to brighten one's day or pick up a neighbors mail or share your cooking and baking with someone else.  There are so many ways to share your love and giving nature.  Do it now, today.  Remember the last time someone sent you an unexpected card or gift?  Or the last time someone hugged you for no reason?  It felt GOOD!  Share the goodness at this special time of year.

This is a stained glass window from a Methodist Church in Virginia that I found on the web. It is so beautiful that I had to share "Agony in the Garden" When I was a little girl my Father drew his interpretation of Christ's Agony in the Garden with mere crayons.  It was quite beautiful and it hung over our bed as children.  I do not know what every became of it but I would certainly treasure it.

2 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Thank you for sharing this. That is my favorite passage from the Bible. I have tried to live by it and teach my children well too. My daughter is studying social work in college and is very involved in helping in her community. She spent her spring break lending a helping hand on a Native American Reservation. And last week she volunteered with Project Homeless connect, to try to match homeless people with the medical, housing and education needs they had. My son, a bit younger, is already thinking along those lines too... he tells me he wants to study law so someday he can be a judge. He wants the world to be a fair place for all people.

Beverly said...

Kerrie, what a wonderful lesson you shared.

We are all so incredibly blessed to be God's children. It is such a comfort.