Sunday, 22 March 2015

The least of these

Matthew 25:40
And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

A cup of cold water
A kindly word
A look of understanding
A brief smile
All conveying a depth of love
Love that doesn't stand on ceremony
Love that doesn't intrude
Love that conveys a shared empathy
but does not overwhelm
Love that acts as a shelter
or a safety net
Love that restores dignity and autonomy
yet waits in the wings
poised and ready to act
in the wobbly moments
Love that gives and receives
valuing shared action
that enables gifts to emerge
and resilience to grow
Love that recognises
that we are the least of these
The family of God united in love.

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