Mat 25:31-43 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.
Mat 25:32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.
Mat 25:33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
Mat 25:34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Mat 25:35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in;
Mat 25:36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Mat 25:37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink?
Mat 25:38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You?
Mat 25:39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’
Mat 25:40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
Mat 25:41 “Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
Mat 25:42 for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink;
Mat 25:43 I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me…
It is pretty Amazing when the Creator of the universe promises “blessings” for simple works of caring for THE LEAST of His brethren! AND a “curse” & promise of fire to those who do not!
Perhaps the lesson here goes back to the Golden Rule:
Mat 7:12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them …
Clearly, it is instruction from the Master about how to Show Love. More than a feeling, Love is ACTION …
Love is also about EMPATHY …
Can you put yourself (in your imagination) into the mind of someone suffering or who lacks the necessities of life? How does it feel? How much would YOU appreciate these simple kind gestures? The Bible calls these “Good Works” and we need to Read & Act upon the instructions of our Savior!
And … if you cannot make it out to visit, perhaps it ALSO shows you care when you take time to send a card, make a phone call, send a text or an email or a Slack message, etc, etc. We live in a connected society so BE CREATIVE … and REACH OUT … to your Brothers and Sisters — who (we can read) are precious to the Master!