Twice in Scripture Jesus is asked what needs to be done in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Twice He answers.
The first time, He says to Nicodemus, “In order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven you must be born again, baptised in water and the Spirit.” We take this quite seriously and celebrate baptism with joy.
The second time, Jesus is asked the same question by an unnamed rich man. This time His answer is this, “In order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, you must sell everything you have and give it to the poor.”
We skip this one because it is a bit more difficult.
But what if Jesus WASN’T KIDDING?
Every day I am hit in the face with how over-the-top blessed I am. Yea, you would think after two years or so it would wear off, but it doesn’t. Every day I look into the face of Jesus in those people pictured above and my heart breaks. They are hungry. That’s right. This means that the Body of Christ, Jesus, my Savior, goes to bed hungry while I sit on my bed with a full stomach. It is unimaginable.
It is easy to look to God and ask, “Why is there so much poverty in the world? Why is there so much hurt, so much inequality and unfairness, so much destituion?” I bet He would ask us the same thing.