Today we celebrate the ultimate act of love given by Jesus Christ, to us! He paid the highest price because he loved us more than we could ever imagine. As we reflect on this Easter season, we can’t help but think, how do we live out this love?
When we look at Matthew 25:31-46, we read that Jesus is calling us to love “the least of these.” This passage is a beautiful statement of Jesus’ concern for the poor. The least of these are those who are hungry, thirsty, homeless, naked, sick and the imprisoned. Often, some of the world’s most vulnerable children and families fall into this category. We see in Jesus’ time on earth, he responded to brokenness, poverty, and disease with love. If we reflect on how he responds to the brokenness in our own lives, community and world, we see that he always seeks to respond to us in love.
How do we respond to the least of these in love? It’s simple, we should be mindful of the compassion, kindness, patience and humbleness Christ had shown on earth and work to develop those same kind of characteristics within ourselves. Christ on the cross was a powerful message that teaches us to empathize with all humans who are suffering. If not us, who will be like Jesus and love those who live in poverty and are suffering?
We invite you to reflect this Easter on living out the love of Christ by sharing his love with the least of these. Love is at the heart of Easter, and Jesus didn’t say he loved us, he showed it. Let us experience Easter in a new way and live out Christ’s love by loving others in the same way he has loved us.
“God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” – Romans 5:8.