"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.