An unknown author captured eloquently the way in which we so religiously fall short of Christ’s demand of service for others:
- I was hungry and you formed a humanities club and discussed my hunger.
- I was imprisoned and you crept off quietly to your chapel and prayed for my release.
- I was naked and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.
- I was sick and you knelt and thanked God for your health.
- I was homeless and you preached to me of the spiritual shelter of the love of God.
- I was lonely and you left me alone to pray for me.
- You seem so holy, so close to God. But I’m still very hungry and lonely and cold.
We must hear again the words of James: “But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22).