A poor boy once asked for something to eat at the house of an avaricious Christian, and received a dry, moldy piece of bread. The man asked the boy if he could say the Lord’s Prayer, and was told “No.” “Then I’ll teach you,” the man said, “Our Father–” “Our Father?” the boy asked, “Is He my Father as well as yours?” “Yes,” replied the man. “Then,” replied the boy, “how could you think of giving your poor brother this moldy crust of bread?”
“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? And when did we see you as a stranger, and invite You in, or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.'” Matthew 25:37-40 (NASB)
Who is my brother? Christians should ask, “Who is not my brother?” We teach more by what we do than by what we say — inconsistencies of Christians hinder Christ’s cause.
Am I my brother’s keeper? Yes! Love should prompt me, humanity should incline me, The Gospel commands me.
“And just as you want men to treat you, treat them in the same way.” Luke 6:31 (NASB)