"For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me."
They also will answer, "Lord when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?"
He [Jesus] will reply, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me." Matthew 25:41 - 45
They are convicting words.
I recently ran across this paraphrase of those same verses:
"For I was hungry, while you had all you needed. I was thirsty, but you drank bottled water. I was a stranger, and you wanted me deported. I needed clothes, but you needed more clothes. I was sick, and you pointed out the behaviours that led to my sickness. I was in prison, and you said I was getting what I deserved." (paraphrased by Richard Stearns, president of World Vision)
What am I tangibly doing for Jesus? How am I serving "the least of these?" Am I sharing Jesus with others through on my actions?
Or, am I choosing to live the good, safe, comfortable life?
It is something to think about. But please, don't stop there.