December 24, 2013.

Remembering, in an era of arrogance, indifference and cruelty, the birth of the one who was the embodiment of love, gentleness and generosity.

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Please, don’t judge me. Don’t look down on me. I need your love. Love me.

Be compassionate. Be kind. Be generous. Be patient. Be soft.

I am here. I am my father’s gift to you.

I am here so you can grow your compassion, kindness and generosity.

I am here so you can face and defeat the selfishness that is corroding you.

I am here so you can conquer your fear and be free.

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It is a complicated world, I know, but be fair.

Do not cheat.

Do not steal from me.

Do not exploit me.

Do not oppress me.

Do not take advantage of me only because I am poor and weak.

Don’t look away when I am crying for help.

Don’t judge me.

Reach out and help me with understanding and compassion in your heart.

Raise me up.

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“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?”

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The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”

Then, I will say to you, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

~ Matthew 25:31-46

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