Commentary on the Gospel of

Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF - Claretian Publications Philippines

God’s Own

Look at the response of the sheep on the right: “Lord, when did we see you hungry and gave you food, thirsty and gave you drink…?” When the King clarifies, we can imagine their response to be one of shock, surprise, delight—an “aha” experience! What does this episode tell us? That these righteous ones had no idea that it was the Lord they were feeding and helping when they took care of the poor and the needy in their life on earth! They didn’t do so because they “saw” the face of Christ in them (as some saints did); nor because the Scriptures commanded them to do so (as some of us do). They did so simply because it came so naturally for them to help; because loving and caring was their second first nature. Like God’s own nature. We might find them seated on the right and the left of Christ in his glory!


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