For many years, I have given a great deal of thought to these words spoken by Jesus. We read in Mathew, "Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me to drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came to me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee, or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? Or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me..."
I find these words of Jesus a great inspiration in my life in my contact with others, when having to go the extra mile for someone, or when I need to put myself out for somebody else. I feel that when doing good to another in even the smallest way (to quote Jesus), I have somehow done it unto him, or to the Christ.
Mrs. Eddy puts it so beautifully in Science and Health, "Jesus established in the Christian era the precedent for all Christianity, theology and healing. Christians are under as direct orders now, as they were then, to be Christlike, to possess the Christ-spirit, to follow the Christ-example, and to heal the sick as well as the sinning..."
For the example and teachings of our Master, Christ Jesus, and for the life of Mary Baker Eddy, I am always so very grateful.