14 and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.

How do you treat those who might be looked at as a burden to you? What if my need inconveniences you, makes you go out of your way? What if I make it hard for you to help me? What then? How will you treat me?

I hope the answer is that you would treat me how you would want to be treated in a similar situation. Or better yet, that you would treat others as if they were Christ himself.

“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.’” Matthew 25:40. How different this is from the pattern that we’re taught by the world. The world tells us that it is all about what we can get out of a situation, what is in it for me? God’s way is all about what we can give, what can I do for you?

  • What is in it for me?
  • What can I do for you?

Which is it going to be for you today?

“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Heb. 13:2