For the Sake of Our Salvation, We Should Do More to Help Others

Tony Magliano is a columnist and Catholic who advocates for world peace.
Tony Magliano is a columnist and Catholic who advocates for world peace.

For the sake of our salvation, we need to pay serious attention, and act with purpose, to what Jesus teaches here in Matthew’s Gospel:

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him.

“And he will separate them … as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?

“‘When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’

“And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ “

And for those on his left, Christ will say ” ‘Depart from me … For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink. …’ “

Reaching out to every person we can — especially those who suffer the most — with active compassion generosity, social justice, and peacemaking is such a fundamental requirement to faithful discipleship, that to a great degree our very salvation is at stake.

While God knows you and I can’t help everyone. It is also true that most of us can do much more. After all, look at the saints.

 

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Tony Magliano is an internationally syndicated social justice and peace columnist.

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