Tuesday, April 25, 2006

"Every Person is Christ for Me" - Mother Teresa

When it was already dawn, Jesus was standing on the shore; but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. (John 21: 4)

Now that very day two of them were going to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus, and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred. And it happened that while they were conversing and debating, Jesus himself drew near and walked with them, but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him. (Luke 24: 13-16)

If Jesus were to appear to you today, would you recognize Him? What would you say to Him? How would you act?

I don't think He'll have a name tag that says, "Hello, my name is Jesus Christ." (Although that would make things very easy for us.)

No, I would hazard to guess that we would not recognize Him if we saw Him. We only know that He is God. And that's all that's important.

Since we don't know what Christ looks like, how do we resolve the dillemma of recognizing Christ if we ran into Him?

The answer is really quite simple.

We treat every person as if they were Christ.


Modern Day Magi said...

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'

"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'"
- Matthew 25:35-40

When we serve even the least of Christians we are actullay serving Jesus. Since we dont know who will be saved and who will not be saved (We should be good whitnesses anyway or else we are unsalty salt) we should treat everyone like this. In our mission to become more Christ-like we will also become more frequent and better servants.

Great post theden and god bless you for sharing this one.


jel said...

SOOO very true!

thanks for this!

take care
have a great day!

Gordon Cloud said...

Very nice, Dennis. This is the greatest way to show that we are Christians.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

What a greaT post!

At our church the teens once did a skit about and old bum coming into the church and everybody ignoring him and complaining that he smelled.

At the end it was revealed that he was Jesus!

Modern Day Magi said...

long time no comments or posts theden,

I hope all is well.

God Bless.


TheDen said...

Hey MDM,

Still around...having a hard time keeping up with stuff. Spring is here and lots of things to do. I'll blog when I can.

I hope you're doing well!

God Bless,


Modern Day Magi said...

no worries theden, just 'touching base' so to speak.

generally all is well although i am a little unwell today.