THE ANNUAL ‘FRIAR JEFF CHALLENGE’ IS HERE!!! …so…beginning this week (Friday) I will start buying 2 cans of dog food, 2 cans of cat food, and a bag of bunny kibble (weekly cost: LESS THAN $10!!!) and as the pile grows, I will be posting pictures of this…once it gets the second/third week of December I will be taking this HOARD of food to Mrs. Murray’s Cat and Dog Rescue Shelter…(yes, they also put up bunnies for adoption…S’where we got BILLY!)….so….WHO IS GOING TO JOIN ME IN THIS CHALLENGE???
I believe in being the type of Cleric who LEADS BY EXAMPLE!
My Master said “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.’
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,
I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’” – Matthew 25:31-45
I see companions in shelters…rescues….and I see those same establishments STRUGGLING to make ends meet….so… while everyone else will be buying expensive gifts for EACH OTHER, I will be feeding my Master’s “Least of these”…not for praise, for that belongs to my Master….not for MY Glory, but for HIS…not for recognition, for I shun that as everyone knows…
Come on…just $5 in food a week….set it aside…heck, you can even go to the DOLLAR STORE and get a LOAD of goods for pets on that…treats…blankets…food…toys!
If pets are not your thing, then donate to the local HUMAN shelter…canned food, gloves, scarves, hats…ALL of these things can be gotten at the dollar store…and come Christmas, when they sing His praises, YOUR name will be in their hearts as they thank HIM for helping…
Since God is a bit busy with things like gravity, air, and making sure things grow, it is up to US to HELP OUT…come on…BE THE HAND OF GOD and help out either those in need, those in want, or those who cannot speak for themselves!!!