No. 66 The Hungry God

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I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink... Matthew 25:35

This command of Jesus, this precious high and holy Mark shines brighter because it shines with the brilliance of God's mind. A lesser deity would have been more direct. He would have said, “I command you to feed the hungry and give drink to the thirsty.” He didn't even say, "Feed me because I am hungry."

Instead He compliments His disciples for having already done the right thing, and inserts His mighty powerful divine self into the most impoverished of human conditions, the inability to satisfy hunger and thirst.

 To hit the eye of this Mark, practice intensely. Try to become so hungry and thirsty that receiving food and drink are like grabbing a hand to be pulled out of hell. Try it on a Friday; try it during Lent. Don't eat or drink until someone else notices your need and gives you a crust of bread.

See yourself with renewed crystal clear eyes shrink so much that, like God, you make yourself vulnerable, to help people grow.

Now, you are ready to be the giver of food and drink to the hungry and thirsty. It is no longer the prince bestowing a morsel of his wealth on the pauper; the roles are reversed. You are the pauper who has a golden opportunity to be of service to God.

Jesus Christ hungers and thirsts for the Father's aspiring immortal children to be as generous and compassionate, and most of all, as humble as He is.