HOLY HERETIC DEVOTIONAL-Dec. 22, 2016-THERE WAS NO ROOM FOR THEM IN THE INN
Compiled by Mercy Junction Council Member Maddie Nix
“It is difficult to discern a serious threat to religious
liberty from a room of silent,
— Sandra Day O’Connor
Living in a drainage ditch
which I have to abandon
when heavy rains come,
gives Me protection from some
who may wish Me dead.
Most often people are kind,
though some refuse to see Me.
Even when I stand in rags right
before their eyes, I remain invisible.
I smell and you give Me shampoo
I walk in rags and you give Me
used clothing and clean socks.
My stomach aches for lack of nourishment
and you give Me food and drink.
I’m lonely, or in jail, and you visit Me.
I’m sick and you are at My side.
I die and you shed tears for Me
and comfort my widow and children.
I’m addicted to drugs or alcohol,
and you welcome Me and show Me the 12 Steps of Recovery.
Whatever you do to these, the least of My brethren,
you do to Me.
Today’s Action: Go out for a walk this evening. It may be cold or it may be snowing where you are, but just make it a short walk. Just long enough to take a look around and see who else is out there with you … Are there human or non-human creatures sharing the evening with you? Is there anything you can offer them to make their journey easier — a bowl of water, bread crumbs, a warm coat?
Today’s Sharing: Tell us about your walk. Share on our Facebook page at facebook.com/holyhereticzine
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