Thursday, 13 March 2008

"I was hungry, and you fed me"

The Barnabas Fund has launched its Easter appeal - food for persecuted Christian minorities in Muslim countries.
"In today`s world, poverty, hunger and sickness are a reality for many of our Christian sisters and brothers. In a country in the Middle East, Christians are a despised minority. They daily face discrimination, harassment and even the possibility of violence. Most Christians in this country (which cannot be named as it would endanger them) live in desperate poverty. Their homes are ramshackle and inadequate; they might not have any flooring, and their roofs often let in the winter rain. They struggle to find work as people do not like to employ Christians. There are Christian children so poor that they do not know what an egg is, because they have never seen or eaten one."
Here's a question for Christians today. In Matthew 25:40 Jesus says, "Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me." Who in the world right now, if not these persecuted believers in Islamic countries, counts as "one of the least of these, [Jesus'] brethren" ?

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