I know this title seems a little cliché, but the truth of this message still holds true today. In Matthew 25:31-46, Jesus explains how those that enter the Kingdom serve the least of the people. He specifically tells us “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).
I was given a very powerful reminder of this message while serving as a Eucharistic Minister at daily Mass. As I held the host up before my peers, I realized that as a Eucharistic Minister, I am literally forced to look through Christ to see everyone I am distributing communion to. When I continued to dwell on this though, I realized that I had just distributed communion to three of my best friends. This forced me to ponder if I always look to find Jesus in them ,and if I act in a Christ-like manner toward them.
The fact that I sometimes struggle to see Christ in those whom I hold most dear served as a great reminder and wake up call. As Christians we are called to serve our next door neighbors, our best friends, and even those in our lives who annoy or ridicule us. Not only that, but Christ calls us to take a step further and realize that He is present in these people, sometimes we just need to adjust how we see them.