“… whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did for me.”

Salaam and Greetings of Peace:

“Then Jesus will say to those on his right, ‘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 fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

‘And Jesus will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did for me.’

– Matthew 25:34

Ya Haqq!

Note: A version of this parable is also in Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel, in the story of Moses and the Beggar, which you can read in excerpt HERE.

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One Response to “… whatever you did for the least of my brethren, you did for me.”

  1. Leticia says:

    This passage and the Golden Rule are my guides for life. I visit prisoners and think of this when I provide kindness to those forgotten people.

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