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From The Chaplain's Desk
From The Chaplain's Desk: All Alone But Not Lonely
 

By Charles Dimmick, CT State Grange Chaplain

  June 2, 2020 --

Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 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, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.   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 will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

This month there is going to be a lot more Bible quotation than comment. As you probably know by now, there will be no Connecticut Grange Sunday this year, as a by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic. The above quoted text from Matthew’s Gospel was going to be the basis of my sermon for Grange Sunday. Instead, I am using it for the major part of a short homily. We are asked to love and serve the Lord. But how do we show our love for God and who can we serve him? The best way is to love and serve that which he has created. Therefore, love and serve the Lord by loving and serving our fellow man.

 

 
 
 

 
     
     
       
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