2 Minutes - SILENCE, STILLNESS AND CENTERING WITH GOD
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 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.’
Mother Teresa was famous for saying that we should not ask to do great things for God, but to do small things with great love. She once told those working with her to be especially tender when they dealt with the poorest of the poor; when they dealt with the dying and the abandoned on the streets of Calcutta. She told them to treat the poor with the kind of reverence with which a priest handles the elements of the Mass. When you touch them, she said, “there you touch Jesus in his distressing disguise.”
One way to become aware of God’s presence is to look and listen for God in each person you see. When you run into a difficult person, hear Jesus saying, “love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you.” When you run into a needy person, hear Jesus saying, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these...” When someone confronts you, ask God if perhaps he is speaking through them. (GICTYT, p. 104, 107)
How can you see Jesus in the face of the difficult person before you?
2 Minutes - Silence and Listen for God's Response