Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Little Blessings

We find ourselves seated with the least of these, our brothers. We are seated with little children, even infants in arms, who know nothing but someone else taking care of them. We do so. We feed and clothe them, give them food and drink. Our service to them is received by Jesus as service to Him.  And He blesses us for it. Our little blessings become large blessings to Jesus and then He takes our little works and magnifies them and grants us rewards in Heaven.
         Furthermore, whenever we serve the least of these, the Lord’s brothers, whether children, aging parents, the physically or mentally handicapped, the poor, the uneducated, the ill among us, or the emotionally or spiritually needy, the Lord takes note. This is the life of the Church. Actually, we are all needy. It is the humility to realize this truth (that we need the Lord’s grace), that causes us to love, forgive and heal others just as we have been loved, forgiven and healed.

         The Lord serves us all here. He gives us more than a cup of water. He gives us His own body and blood and so we should serve one another, even the least of our brothers and sisters.

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