It is Not All That Complex

For some reason I like to make things way to complex. I think it is a result of to much education. Particularly education that teaches us to think so extensively about things. Sometimes I think it is better to just think of things like a little child rather than making things complex. When I read Matthew 25 I try to do this. Just take it simply.

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. “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.’ Matthew 25:31-40

Are you a sheep or a goat? The sheep are the ones that are feeding people, giving people drink, inviting strangers into their homes, clothing people, looking after the sick and visiting the prisoners. That’s my child like interpretation. You do not have to be an expert on the Bible or this super spiritual person that is capable of doing miracles. Everyone is capable of feeding other, handing out drinks, inviting strangers to there home, taking care of the sick and visiting prisoners.


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