Readings: Ez 34:11-12, 15-17. 1Cor 15:20-26, 28. Mt 25:31-46
Society has a tendency to move with those who are progressing. Those who seem to lag behind are left to fall even farther behind. We prefer to associate with those who have made a step in line with our own progress or even ahead of us. We help those who are progressing to progress farther.
Ideally, we’d be spending more resources (time, energy, attention, material, etc) on those who are not doing as well, for them to be and do better. Our current levels of being, and our current positions, impose upon us a moral imperative to lift those below us, or at least to hold their hand. Apparently, the way we treat those in need, especially when we have the means to assist them in some way, is a reflection of who we truly are. And this judgment has, not simply temporal, but eternal consequences.
May Jesus Christ grant us the grace to do charity to those who are in need, for love of God.