Can we love the unlovable? Those misfits in society, the ones who don’t belong, who sleep in doorways or on prison cots. We look to everywhere else to cast our Christian shadow, to tell of the love Christ has for all His family, but the ones right in front of us we don’t feed. Not the food of the soup kitchen but the food of the Word,” man does not live by bread alone”. Luke 4:4, and goes on to say ” but by every word of God”. It’s amazing how easy it is to turn a blind eye to those who don’t matter. Take our food and nourish those we feel safe feeding. The one in the doorway could have been put there by God just for one of us to feed and be fed by. When we put ourselves within touching distance, we place the Spirit in us that close. As Peter touched the man in the name of Christ and told him to walk, Acts3:6, Peter gave the only thing he had. We by comparison give so little and yet have so much to give. Think of the loneliness of prison, no rights, a helplessness, surrounded by the evil ones bidding. 2Timothy2:24-26, ” the servant of the Lord” me, “gentle unto ALL men”, also ” in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves ” called to help those who are at his bidding. ” that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil”.
Quite the challenge for all of us, seek out the children of The Lord, introducing repentance, letting the Spirit within do Gods work and the light of Christ shine.
Just a thought