We know Jesus Christ in the Gospels, but today’s reading tells us to find him where it’s hardest to see him–in “the least.” They would be the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the stranger, the sick, the prisoner. The least are hard to see. Mother Teresa called them “Christ in disguise.” Like the blind in the gospels, we ask that we may see.
Lord Jesus Christ,
may I see you in my neighbor,
especially in those in need, who seem so unlike you.
with little charm or response,
sometimes ungrateful for interest or care.
May I love you in my neighbor, the neighbor hard to love
and find you in the least of them.