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Recognizing Jesus Matthew 25:31-46

Recognizing Jesus

We identify Jesus in the world today when we act boldly and compassionately to serve people in need.

AT A GLANCE:

The good news for today is that vulnerable people give us a chance to recognize Jesus alive and well in the world today. When we help others — people who are strangers, hungry or sick — we are really helping Jesus. When we serve children, guests and the poor, we are really serving Jesus.

 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s epistle text, see “Paul, the Letter Writer,” May 13, 2018.

 

A man named Marty Doerschlag has a superpower that you won’t see in the movies: He can remember a face forever. You could call him The Recognizer!

“If I spend about 30 seconds looking at somebody,” he said to NPR, “I will remember their face for years and years and years.”

Doerschlag realized he had this gift after a series of strange encounters and sightings. One year, he sat behind a man at a Michigan vs. Ohio State football game. Three years later, he recognized the guy in the Dallas-Fort Worth...

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