Loving Our Homeless Brothers and Sisters

This morning I stumbled into an inspiring post entitled “Just Love Homeless People.” The post did not only give me a new perspective on loving our homeless brothers and sisters but also prompted me to review what Jesus had to say about serving and loving the less fortunate.

Upon reading my notes and the Scriptures, I was brought to the realization that Jesus Christ himself was homeless too. In Matthew 8:20, Jesus said,“Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” Jesus didn’t have a home and although I don’t think God wants us to abandon our homes, I believe his very noble example ought to teach us a lot of valuable lessons–one of which I believe is to appreciate and share the comforts that we are blessed with. If Jesus who owned no material possessions was able to share a lot of things to the poor and the homeless, it should not be impossible for us to do the same.

To end, let me leave you this reminder from Matthew 25:34-40, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,  you did it to me.”