MONDAY 1ST WEEK
Rebekah Hayes, C '15
"Amen I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it for me."
Matthew 26: 40
To each person Mother Teresa would encounter, she would always serve them in a loving way. She showed us how "each one of them is Jesus." Today in Matthew's Gospel, Jesus teaches us and shows us how we are able to serve Him in our everyday life. It is in recognizing Christ in our brothers and sisters who surround us every day that we are truly able to encounter and love Jesus. He gives us this beautiful gift of being able to serve our Lord. In this Lenten season, we come to reflect upon the passion and death that Christ gave to us because of His unconditional love. In entering into that beautiful gift of Christ's love, we want to reciprocate that love to Christ. That profound love calls us to feed, clothe, welcome, and love our Lord through these corporal works of mercy. As Christ says "Amen I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it for me" (Matthew 26:40). Whenever we are able to serve our fellow brothers, whether it's through simple acts of love to those struggling through the day or service to the community, Christ tells us, "you did it for me." We can love our Lord and see Him each day when we are able to recognize and see that it is Jesus in each person.
Dear Lord, help us to see You in each person who we encounter. Allow the eyes of our hearts to see You in our brothers and sisters. Allow us to reflect Your love onto other's through our caring of others. Amen.
Lv 19: 1-2, 11-18, Ps 19: 8-10; Mt 25: 31-46