Week 34 Lending to God

Today’s Text: Proverbs 19

Key Text: Proverbs 19:17

“He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD….”

I can’t read these words without thinking of Mother Teresa.

I immediately think of one central part of her now famous ministry. She insisted that in caring for the poor of Calcutta – she was caring for Jesus.

She would see, she often said, in the face of the most pitiful of human creatures – the face of God.

No wonder she is now accepted by many as being Saint Teresa.

We may not think we can form a worldwide ministry like hers, and perhaps we can’t.

But we can all think of how we can serve God by serving others in simple and direct ways.

It isn’t about being “charitable” or gaining “stars in our crown.”

It is doing justice and mercy to the “least of these” and, in so doing, doing it to Him.

Tonight, I write a very short post compared to others – because there just isn’t anything else to say.

There is, however, much to do – in His name.

The question isn’t if we should do it.

The only questions are when, where and how?

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