I Missed Your Calls Today

“Then the King will say:

‘I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.’

I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me — you did it to me.’”

(Matt. 25:34-40, MSG, emphasis mine).

Yesterday, I tried to call my friend, more than once. She missed my calls. Afterwards, she sent me this message, letting me know why she hadn’t picked up (context detail –> Belén is one of the poorest areas in our city of Iquitos):

“I went to Belén this afternoon. I went to see my kids and their families. I took a little gift to two of my little girls, and I found that they were crying from hunger. I had a little money on me so I bought them two pounds of rice and some eggs so they could eat today. It tears me up inside. I didn’t know I would encounter such need. So many there are crying with hunger pangs. But I am so grateful to come to know these children and their families. That’s why I missed your calls today, my dear Pastor.”

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