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, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Then the righteous will answer him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?” And the King will answer them, “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.”
Our Lord told us that people will know we are truly His disciples if we love others the same way He loves us (John 13:34-35). The love Jesus has is a compassionate love that seeks to help others in whatever way is possible at any given opportunity (Gal. 6:10). If we as Christians are to truly follow Him, we must strive to do likewise.
One of the ways the Calhoun Church of Christ seeks to help our fellow man here in the Calhoun community is by regularly volunteering at the local Voluntary Action Center. Members at Calhoun regularly volunteer to serve meals to the hungry and needy at the VAC; we work to prepare care packages for them also. When you visit us during a worship service at Calhoun and hear an announcement about an upcoming trip to the VAC and want to help also, let us know and we’ll gladly take you along!