Prayer for the Day

Discussion in 'Spirituality/Worship' started by danny3861, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. danny3861

    danny3861 New Member

    Today I am remembering that the way I treat others is the way I treat Christ.

    A young lady named Sally, relates an experience she had in a seminary class, given by her teacher, Dr. Smith. She says that Dr. Smith was known for his elaborate object lessons. This particular lesson really hit home.

    On the wall was a big target and on a nearby table were many darts. Dr. Smith told the students to draw a picture of someone that they disliked or someone who had made them angry, and he would allow them to throw darts at the person's picture.

    Sally's friend drew a picture of who had stolen her boyfriend. Another friend drew a picture of his little brother. Sally drew a picture of a former friend, putting a great deal of detail into her drawing.

    The class lined up and began throwing darts. Some of the students threw their darts with such force that their targets were ripping apart. Sally looked forward to her turn, and was filled with disappointment when Dr. Smith, because of time limits, asked the students to return to their seats. As Sally sat thinking about how angry she was because she didn't have a chance to throw any darts at her target. Dr. Smith began removing the target from the wall.

    Underneath the target was a picture of Jesus. A hush fell over the room as each student viewed the mangled picture of Jesus; holes and jagged marks covered His face and His eyes were pierced.

    Dr. Smith said only these words...'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40.

    No other words were necessary; the tears filled eyes of the students focused only on the picture of Christ.

    You may at times lose sight of the fact that your treatment of others touches Jesus Christ in a powerful way. Now you know to remember God's great commandment to love one another...even when it would be easier not to.- Gail Lindsay
  2. PrayerWarrior316

    PrayerWarrior316 New Member

    Christ died for all of us individually.

    He values all of us beyond measure. We should value each other as much as He values us.

    We should treat each other as if we value each other as much as He values us.

    Blessings, Judy <a href='http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb008' target='_blank'><img src='http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/17/17_1_22.gif' border=0></a>