Monday 19 February 2018
Leviticus 19:1-2, 11-18. Psalm 18(19):8-10, 15. Matthew 25:31-46.
Your words, Lord, are spirit and life—Psalm 18(19):8-10, 15.
Jesus lives in the people we meet …
In today’s gospel reading, we hear the things that are important to Jesus and how we should measure up in these areas of our lives. What we do or don’t do for the people in need we encounter in our lives dictates the way we will be judged.
All people are made in the image and likeness of God. Jesus taught his followers to love one another as he loved them. What we do or don’t do for other people impacts for good or for bad on our relationship with our Creator God, and we will be judged accordingly.
We can know, love and serve Jesus through prayer and in the Eucharist, but the defining test is seeing him and serving him in the people we encounter. Lord, we pray for the grace to heed this call of Jesus.