Least of These

Although our world is not the best, any small steps will achieve perfectness. I really adore those who take their own time and be kind to those in need and make the neighborhood a better place. I remember watching a video and it was great that the person donated 200 dollars to a homeless man on the street. Now this is great but, what happened next was bizarre! The homeless man went out and bought a lot of food and went to a huge shelter made by homeless people and fed everyone there! The homeless man gave back to the other homeless people to be kind. After this the man came back and gave the homeless man 300 more dollars and started a fundraiser to help out the area. Kindness lurks in the corner and unexpectedly jumps out starting a chain. As that chain grows the world gets better and better to finally achieve perfectness.

Jake C., Age 12

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

Matthew 25:40, NIV

9 responses to “Least of These”

  1. Love this story. In addition to giving sweets, I am looking for chances to burst out little acts of kindness. Carmen

  2. This is so touching. We never know what the results would be by being kind and helpful. That’s Christlike!
    Thank you for sharing, Jake.

  3. Such a fantastic story you shared, Jake. What gratitude and selfless love this humble man with so little demonstrated.

    Your compassion and enthusiasm and wonderful writing style touched me also, Jake! Well-done…and thank you!

    “Kindness lurks in the corner and unexpectedly jumps out starting a chain.”

    Let us look especially to those most in need and seek to be chain-starters right where God has placed us.

  4. Thanks, Jake! You remind me that service to those around us is important! If we don’t do what’s needed who will?

  5. I wonder if you ever meditated on the obscure Old Testament story about the siege of Samaria in II Kings 6:24-7:20. The city under siege suffers tremendously, and in fact, if you study other sieges throughout history, one of the standard features is that the economy crashes.

    Sure enough, the story opens with a description of inflation vis-a-vis groceries. The king is helpless to stop it, and the nobles in his court begin eating their children rather than starve.

    This happens to the people of God!

    But the prophet, once consulted, tells them the economy will be suddenly turned around in the near future. AND THEN THE NARRATIVE MOVES TO THE BUMS.

    Meanwhile, under the nose of the king and his starving nobles, the beggars at the gate assess their situation. Now, ask yourself: If things get so bad that the nobles eat their young, how bad do you think life is for the bums?

    They assess things, and decide to venture out seeking mercy from the enemy. A plan is formulated. But in the meantime, God sends a thunderous noise into the enemy camp causing these Arabs to think Israel’s king has managed to enlist aid from Egypt, that the imperial army is coming on fast horses, and they are so scared, they drop everything and run!


    So, when the bums arrive seeking mercy, they find the enemy camp deserted with food still cooking, tables left prepared for a meal. The bums go from tent to tent dining on the meal of God’s salvation!

    And then the bums do something truly remarkable. They go and tell the GOOD NEWS to the king who thinks they are still under siege from the enemy. The king and the nobles don’t believe them! Go figure!!! But in desperation, they send an envoy to determine the truth. And in one swoop, God, using these bums, turns the economy of a nation around in an instant.

    Thats just how God and a few bums do.

    That’s amazing gospel that we receive only in humility.

    Thanx for posting this. Your post is powerful, and comes in a long line of God’s great acts.

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