For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.
Reflection: Several years ago, my family participated in a mission trip with Salem that took us to Washington D.C.
We volunteered at various places around the city, retirement homes, food banks, food deliveries, etc. I was struck first by the amount of food we processed at the food bank; it was so much food and it was all donated. We sorted the several tons of donated food into specific bins of like foods.
We delivered meals and groceries to homebound people. People of all different ages and backgrounds. While I did not know their circumstances one thing was clear, these people were obviously in need and they were all extremely grateful for us, the volunteers, and what we did for them.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to always remember to care for others as you have first cared for us, sharing with others the abundance of what you have provided for us. Amen.