I was hungry,
and you formed a humanities group to discuss my hunger.
I was imprisoned,
and you crept off quietly to your chapel and prayed for my release.
I was naked,
and in your mind you debated the morality of my appearance.
I was sick,
and you knelt and thanked God for your health.
I was homeless,
and you preached to me the spiritual love of God.
I was lonely,
and you left me alone to pray for me.
You seem so holy, so close to God
but I am still very hungry – and lonely – and cold.
John Stott, Issues facing Christians today
John Stott quote from Sonburst
I don't normally post quotes on this blog, but Femi Adeleye shared this reflection from John Stott on Matthew 25 during his talk on Friday night at Sonburst and I was curious enough to look it up ...