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每日灵修 | 5.30 我们什么时候见祢?

我们什么时候见祢?

When Did We See You?

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马太福音 25:31-46

 Matthew 25:31-46


 

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“王要回答说:‘我实在告诉你们:这些事你们既作在我这弟兄中一个最小的身上,就是作在我身上了。’”

—太 25:40

 "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

昨天,我们思想的是要始终专注在耶稣身上,“免得(我们)疲倦灰心”。(参来 12:1-3)在今天的经文中,我们知道我们也需要在其他人身上“看见”耶稣,才能忠心地生活。

我们必须学习在我们最意想不到之时遇见耶稣。耶稣在祂的比喻中这样解释说:“我饿了,你们给我吃……我作客旅,你们留我住……我在监里,你们来看我。”

请留意耶稣不是说:“有作客旅的来到你们的社区……。”耶稣乃是说:“我作客旅,你们留我住。”

耶稣又预料到听这个故事的人可能会感到有点困惑,所以祂安排故事中的人物问祂:“主啊,我们什么时候见祢饿了……渴了……病了……在监里……呢?”祂回答说:“我实在告诉你们,这些事你们既做在我这弟兄中一个最小的身上,就是做在我身上了。”

耶稣认同那些处于弱势地位和遭到排斥的人。主关怀每一个有需要的人,所以我们也应该如此行;我们亦不应该参与压迫或歧视人的任何事情。信心能够帮助我们,在饥饿的、生病的、在监里的、作客旅的和很多其他的人身上看到耶稣,祂呼召我们为他们付出所需要的爱心和支持。

Yesterday we reflected on staying focused on Jesus so that we "will not grow weary and lose heart" (see Hebrews 12:1-3). In today’s reading we learn that we need to "see" Jesus in other people in order to live faithfully.

We must learn to see Jesus where we least expect to find him. Jesus explains it this way in his parable: "I was hungry and you gave me something to eat …I was a stranger and you invited me in …I was in prison and you came to visit me."

Notice that Jesus does not say, "There was a stranger who came to your community…" Jesus says, "I was a stranger and you invited me in.

Jesus also anticipates some confusion that people could have while hearing this story. So he has the people in the story ask, "Lord, when did we see you hungry … or thirsty … [or] a stranger …[or] sick or in prison … ?" And he says, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

Jesus identifies with people who are disadvantaged and marginalized. The Lord cares for all people in need, and so should we. And we should not be involved in oppressing or discriminating against anyone. Faith helps us to see Jesus in people who are hungry, sick, imprisoned, strangers in our midst, and more—and he calls us to provide the love and support they need.

祷告 · Prayer

耶稣啊,感谢祢,祢让我们看到祢是多么关心那些往往被我们忽略了的人。求祢帮助我们忠心分享祢的慈爱和关怀。阿们。

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