Holiday Toy and Food Drive
In this unique passage, Jesus described the Final Judgment, not in terms of faith, but in terms of love. The saved were those who fed the hungry, visited the sick and prisoners, clothed the naked, and welcomed the stranger. Since this gospel is read at the beginning of the holiday season, this is a good time to revise your holiday shopping list to include those in need of charity.
Many churches sponsor holiday drives for dinners and toy baskets that serve the needy. Gather your family together, discuss the needs of the poor in the community, and budget your holiday expenditures for their needs. Place any notices for these drives on your refrigerator or bulletin board. Make shopping trips for the poor a family affair. After you discuss a holiday drive for the needy or make a family shopping trip, share Matthew 25:31-40 with your family.