Lauren Wright, college-aged daughter of my friend and veteran Episcopal Church youth minister, Dave Wright, wrote an interesting piece about serving in a Christian ministry that would not allow the young volunteers to speak of their motives for serving: Gratitude for God’s great love in Christ.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38 And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39 And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40 Andthe King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,[a] you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:35-40
Work this past week was a real eye-opener! I have been to the streets of northern Philly that are clothed with drug abuse and poverty. I have cleaned some of the…
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3 thoughts on “The Price of the Gospel”
We certainly ought serve. But we are sinful people for whom ‘the self’ comes first. I have never met a pure motive yet.
Maybe that’s why the Bible tells us that “All our righteous deeds are as filthy rags.”
We really do need a Savior.
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