When Jesus spoke his well known words ‘whatever you did for the least of these’ the rest of the passage is usually translated as ‘you did for me’, with a reference to brothers.
In the New Revised Standard Version, this passage from Matthew 25:40 it is translated as follows:
“And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”
In this week’s message Donna Power brings us a message about ‘the least of these’ and how we need to start thinking of the poor as Jesus’ family. You can listen to the message in the audio player below.
Donna is the founder of Project Kindy – a Brisbane charity who empower children suffering extreme poverty in the African nation of Malawi to attend kindergarten. Here they receive short-term life-saving impacts of food security and infrastructure and long-term life-changing impacts of ‘school readiness’.
Malawi is one of the world’s poorest nations, and Project Kindy partners with the Canossian Daughters of Charity Sisters to provide village-based, community-run kindergartens for children in Nsanama and surrounding areas in rural Malawi.
You can read more about the Project Kindy story here.
In the message, Donna talked about four year old John from the Katundu Kindergarten that Project Kindy supports. Below are some pictures of John whose family sell charcoal to make ends meet.