I have decided to share a 72 day daily challenge with you each day until Easter, April 1st. We are doing this in our Relief Society, and I thought I would like to share it here as well. I shared a little about the challenge here.
Each day I will share the daily video here and then my personal thoughts about it after I have personally watched it. Today is Day 56.
Ye Have Done it Unto Me
Jesus teaches of charity and the love of fellow men.
31 ¶When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:
43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.
46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
I find it funny that I watched this today. Earlier I watched a short video that had been shared on Facebook, about a man who had tried to feed a homeless man by buying him a meal at McDonald’s. The manager at that store didn’t want the homeless man there eating, despite the fact that the food had been paid for by someone else and that person was eating inside too. The man that had paid for the food was standing up for the homeless man because the manager had called the police to have the homeless man removed and charged with criminal trespass. What ended up happening is that both men were ejected from the restaurant and made to leave without any of the food the one man had purchased. At the end of the video, the man was telling the homeless man to get into his car and they would go somewhere else to get some food. Even after all of that, the first man was still trying to help the homeless man get a meal.
As I watched that video, I kept saying aloud that it was just so wrong on the part of the restaurant manager. They weren’t sitting by anyone else, the store wasn’t that busy, and honestly, they were both just trying to eat. So now that I have watched this video of Christ, I see a clear example of sheep and goats.
Last fall, we had the opportunity to help a homeless man. Our family helped him find shelter and we fed him. We did this for a couple of months, even though it was supposed to be only a few days to about 2 weeks. He did take advantage of us, and we did have to try to help him find other arrangements as our initial solution really couldn’t go for longer due to the winter and needing to winterize our camper. I remember that my sister remarked to me at the time, “I hope your experience with him doesn’t keep you from helping others in the future.” I just laughed at the time, but honestly, I have been a little more leery because of some of the things that transpired. That being said, I do want to be one of His sheep and not a goat. So I will continue to look for ways to help others who may need my help.
What did you learn from today’s video?