‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ Matthew 25:40 The Holy Bible The New Living Translation
This is a story about a young lady named Sally and her experience in a recent seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith.
Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons.
On this particular day, Sally walked into the class and knew they were in for a fun day.
On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person’s picture.
Sally’s friend drew a picture of a girl who had stolen her boyfriend. Another guy drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend. The class lined up and began throwing darts. Some of the students were throwing their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart and everyone was laughing hysterically.
Finally, Dr. Smith asked all the students to be seated. He came to the front of the class with a less-than-amused look on his face. As he began removing the target from the wall, there appeared underneath a picture of Jesus. A hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture; holes and jagged marks covered Jesus’ face, and His eyes were pierced.
Dr. Smith said only these words. “In as much as you have done it unto the least of these my brothers, you have done it unto Me.” Matthew 25:40.
So, the next time you are tempted to behave in a hateful spiteful manner just remember, that as you are doing it to someone else, so too are you doing it to Jesus.
Prayer: Oh my dearly Beloved Jesus Christ Heseh (God is love 1 John 4:16 ) please forgive me for the times I cruelly, unjustifiably throw darts at those around me. I pray You send The Holy Spirit to mentor me in the use of the proper etiquette for those around me. I humbly request this in Your most most civil name. Amen