“I was hungry…and you fed me. I was thirsty…and you gave me drink. “
Written so long ago, those verses seem to go back and forth quite personally as Jesus talks about himself and then so bluntly points at us. “I was…and you. “
He’s putting the ball in our court or rather, pointing out by such effective use of past tense that the ball has been there all along.
Think about it. Everyone we encounter today is an “I was” and to each of them, we are an “and you”.
The stranger on the street: I was alone in the world…and you smiled at me.
The angry person at work: I was irritated and having a bad day…and you showed me grace by overlooking my attitude.
The friend: I was worried and you offered assurance.
The teen where you buy lunch: I was working my first job at a fast food restaurant, and you sought out the manager to compliment me.
Whether we want to or not, and whether we realize it or not, we are all the “And you”.
By realizing it though, you’d be amazed at how many “I was” lives you can turn around.
“I felt like I was alone in the world…and your kind smile as you passed by reminded me that I wasn’t”
You’re going to change the world today whether you realize it or not, but by accepting that fact in a conscious manner, you can determine what kind of change you make.