"I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was
thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not
welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and
you did not visit me."?
Matthew 25:42-43 ESV
In many Bibles, Christ’s words are set apart with a red font. It
should be obvious, but this distinction helps remind us that when
God becomes Man and that Man speaks—it’s probably something we
cannot afford to miss.
So why doesn’t the church take these “red letters” to heart? Why
aren’t we doing more to be Christ’s hands and feet to the poor, the
disenfranchised, the weary, the ill, the fatherless, the prisoners?
It’s all there—in red letters. Why has the Church shirked its
responsibilities, leaving the work to be done by governments, rock
stars, and celebrities?
The Gospel wasn’t only meant to be read—it was meant to be lived.
From the HIV crisis in Africa to a single abused and lonely child
in Russia, the Church must seize the opportunity to serve with a
radical, reckless abandon. Author Tom Davis offers both challenge
and encouragement to get involved in an increasingly
interconnected, desperate modern world.