Monday, April 9, 2018
near the surface
“…if Jesus said “I was hungry and you fed me,”
then Christ’s presence is not embodied in those who feed the hungry
(as important as that work is),
but Christ’s presence is in the hungry being fed
We tend it get it ass backwards
Most of the time
Some how we think God is most with
Ah those lucky people
Blessed by God
How often do we say it
“God just blessed me”
But perhaps God is most present
Most “near the surface”
In those who are not encumbered
With the riches of the world
Those whose bodies are thin from hunger
Those whose clothes are thin from wear
Those who eyes are empty with despair
Those whose hearts are broken
In the emptiness of poverty
There is the room
Room for Jesus to dwell
For Jesus to shine through
See that person
That one over there
The one you would shame?
The one you would call a lazy moocher?
The one you would expel?
The one, perhaps, you would shoot?