Leviticus 19:1-2,11-18; PS 19 Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life; Mt 25:31-46
What's really at stake? When it all boils down and all the spin is over, what really matters.
What is at the heart of the gospel message and all the doctrines that we hold and profess to be true and revealed by God?
What's at stake? What matters most?
Which brings us to the gospel for today this monday, first week of Lent. Jesus puts it all on the line. Clears the stage. He enters the no "spin" zone."
We thought only Bill O'Reily could claim that as fame, but Jesus was trying to stop the spin long before Bill ever came along.
Here it is as clear and precise as Jesus can lay it down: "what you do to the least of my brothers you do to me…what you do not do to the least of my brothers you do not do it to me."
It is the five finger gospel: You Did It To Me!
Read it. Read it again. Don't spin it. Learn the true motivation behind giving alms: solidarity with Christ.