In a challenging story Jesus speaks about how he will judge people when he returns to this world – which he has promised to do.

And the criteria he uses here is how much we have cared for others in need and he makes the amazing statement that when we care for others it is as though we are caring for him.

What a wonderful incentive to really come alongside others – to recognise that as we serve them we are serving Jesus who gave everything for us and who calls us to live lives that show we are following him.

Reading: Matthew 25:31-40