"'... whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me'" (Matthew 25:40b).
Who did Jesus mean by the least of these? When you give your mite offerings to fund Grant # 10 which needs funds to provide for the continued operation of the Christian Eldercare Home for the elderly in Haiti, you are serving the least of these.
When you give your mite offerings to support Grant # 17 to assist nursing students who are serving with the Mercy Medical Team, you are serving the least of these.
When you give of your mite offerings to Grant # 8, the NOLA 4H program who feed the hungry, homeless and hurting hearts with the gospel, you are serving the least of these.
Serving the least of these may be no more than lending a hand, giving a smile, sharing a burden or the giving of mite offerings. The service is a heartfelt response to the love Jesus has poured on us.
Lord, help us to look for opportunities to serve others. Help us to remember that our service is a response to the love You have given to us on the cross. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.