Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 6: Christ in Our Midst

In my first parish, every Thanksgiving we would take our 8th graders to the Migrant Camps in Homestead to distribute food.  They would spend weeks collecting Thanksgiving bags and in the days leading up to Thanksgiving we would load them all in a truck and in the back of a bus to deliver.  Right before we would leave we would read today’s gospel from Matthew 25: “For I was hungry and you gave me food…whatever you did to the least brothers of mine, you did to me.”  We wanted to remind the children that the act of charity they were performing was for Jesus himself.  They were called to recognize Jesus in the poor.  So on this sixth day of Lent, where do we see Jesus?  Where are the poor among us, and what are we doing to help these brothers and sisters of ours who are Jesus Christ?