Absent Christ

A neighbour is lonely and afraid. You ignore her. Christ is absent.

A person is hungry. You don’t invite them for supper. Christ is absent.

A single mom is juggling fifty things at once. You ignore her. Christ is absent.

A difficult grandchild needs extra love. You can’t be bothered. Christ is absent.

How many times this week did Christ lose the opportunity to help someone because you … wouldn’t, couldn’t be bothered, or didn’t care? Again, Christ was absent from that person’s life.

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. (James 3:13, NIV)

Prayer- Lord, help us see care and meet it so that you might be present there. Amen.

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