34 “Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who will receive good things from my Father. Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began. 35 I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. 36 I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.’ (Matt. 25:34-36, CEB)
A couple of things stand out about Matthew 25 for me.
1. This is yet another passage for me that keeps me from being a universalist. There are people being assigned to… how shall we say it… “other places.”
2. More importantly, it is the sobering realization that I have work to do for my King. And that work has to do with the least of these. It is about the margins of society.
As I move through Holy Week, I am challenged with this thought: Am I about the business of my King?