Friday, May 17, 2024

Friday, May 17, 2024 — Psalm 66:16–20
Numbers 7:72–8:4; Mark 12:13–17

You shall not oppress a resident alien; you know the heart of an alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. Exodus 23:9

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you?’ And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did it to me.’ Matthew 25:37,38,40

O God of all, there is so much need in this world! So many people are hungry; too many people must flee their homelands, and there is so much injustice that it seems there is no hope. Yet, you give us gifts of time and talent and treasure to use to bring hope and healing to a hurting world. May we always remember that sharing food, refuge, and justice is ministry. Amen.