February 12, 2015
Prayer by Mr. Christopher Michaud, Computational Media and Robotics
Matthew 25:31 to 46
31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
We make decisions everyday – we choose algorithms that guide us in choosing courses, activities, colleges, careers, and even the ordinary like what we eat for lunch each day. In these verses, we get a glimpse into our Lord’s “sorting algorithm” – Jesus chooses by saying You cared for me, fed me, tended to my needs. Jesus does not look at our accomplishments, education, or connections. Rather, Jesus asks – how have you served those in need, how have you shown ardent love of neighbor? Our Lord, the creator of the universe identifies with the least of these.
We thank you for the fellowship we have with you each day. We thank you that you seek out a relationship with us as your children. Open our eyes, mind, heart, and soul so that we may experience people in our lives not as obstacles or stepping stones, but rather people who need our love, attention, and help.
Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Pray for Us.