The world is so secular today. If Jesus were to come in the form of a homeless man, are we ready for him?

Read below.

Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured above)  transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was
to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning.
He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service….only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him.
He asked people for change to buy food….NO ONE in the church gave him change.
He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back.
He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.
As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation……..
“We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek”….The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation…..
The homeless man sitting in the back stood up…..and started walking down the aisle…..the clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him….he walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment….then he recited
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you
looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the
righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you,
or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matt 25:34-40)
After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning…many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame…. he then said….Today I see a gathering of people……not a church of Jesus Christ. 
The world has enough people, but not enough disciples…when will YOU decide to become disciples?
He then dismissed service until next week…….Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It’s something you live by and share with others.
May you always have love to share, health to spare, and friends that care. Please also remember to stand up for Jesus and His Blessed Mother. you are His hands, His mouth. Your reward awaits you on the day of Judgement.

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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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3 Responses to The world is so secular today. If Jesus were to come in the form of a homeless man, are we ready for him?

  1. Joseph says:

    Thank you for this beautiful story; it drives home in a touching manner the basic gospel message. Our lives need to tell that story.

  2. For the faithful this homeless man or as we know it in India “beggar”, it would be a natural reaction, since many of us know that, other than becoming a priest/nun, begging is a lucrative career option/profession. I really wonder how many of the clergy who have read this would be moved to lead a better life. The faithful, as often admonished by the clergy from the pulpit, are horrible sinners and are doomed/destined for the hell fires; but our kind, loving, caring, forgiving GOD is not blind, deaf and dumb like our clergy big-wigs; and surely the punishment will come; so beware dear clergy you will have to pay for your misdeeds !!!!!

  3. A soul searching story. I wonder if we can understand the meaning and implement the same like true Catholics.

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