Today's Gospel

Mt 25:31-46

Jesus said to his disciples:

“When the Son of Man comes in his glory,

and all the angels with him,

he will sit upon his glorious throne,

and all the nations will be assembled before him.

And he will separate them one from another,

as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.

He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

Then the king will say to those on his right,

‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father.

Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

For I was hungry and you gave me food,

I was thirsty and you gave me drink,

a stranger and you welcomed me,

naked and you clothed me,

ill and you cared for me,

in prison and you visited me.’

Then the righteous will answer him and say,

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,

or thirsty and give you drink?

When did we see you a stranger and welcome you,

or naked and clothe you?

When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’

And the king will say to them in reply,

‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did

for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’

Then he will say to those on his left,

‘Depart from me, you accursed,

into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels.

For I was hungry and you gave me no food,

I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

a stranger and you gave me no welcome,

naked and you gave me no clothing,

ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’

Then they will answer and say,

‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty

or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison,

and not minister to your needs?’

He will answer them, ‘Amen, I say to you,

what you did not do for one of these least ones,

you did not do for me.’

And these will go off to eternal punishment,

but the righteous to eternal life.”

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Today's Reflection

Today's reflection from

4th Grade Teacher

Matthew Marion and his 4th grade class

St. John School in Fenton

Although this is not technically a parable, there are some elements of a biblical parable that are present with God representing a shepherd, the wicked as goats and the righteous as sheep. At our final judgement we will be measured by our deeds of mercy and care for all of God’s children especially “the least.” The least being those who are in need of God’s mercy and care by (sheep) sons and daughters of Christ. This scripture reminds us and challenges us during this time of lent to focus on all people, especially those who need our help the most. By serving and helping the LEAST, we are in turn helping and serving God the MOST.


In our own 4th grade words: When the Lord reaches to us from Heaven, all the angels will bow upon Him and the nation will be separated into angels and devils by the governing of their nations. Blessed will be those who are truly righteous. They will inherit the Kingdom of heaven. Jesus said, “When I am hungry you gave me food, when I was thirsty you gave me drink, a stranger you welcomed me, in prison and you visited me.” The righteous answered him as said,

“Lord when did we do this to you?” The Lord answered, “You didn’t do it to me, but you did it to my people for me.” The bad people (on the left) are cursed to Hell. They didn’t care for anyone but themselves. The Lord is thankful for the (right) being nice to others; especially the lowest and poor and you should see Christ in everyone and thus do everything for Christ. The truly righteous will go to Heaven and those who are not will go to Hell.

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