“Inherit the Kingdom”
We praise you, O God, that the kingdom is prepared for those who feed the hungry, who give drink to the thirsty, who welcome the strangers, who clothe the naked, who take care of the sick, and who visit the prisoners.
We praise you for it even as we ponder what we spent our time, energy, and other resources doing today and what we spend our time, energy, and other resources doing every day.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, give us the right priorities.
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’” (Matthew 25:31-36)