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Service to Others

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).