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LIVING BY THE SCRIPTURES

"And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." - Matt. 25:40

During lunch hour in high school I walked into my classroom and saw a group of boys gathered around an almost-blind boy. They had taken his thick-lensed glasses from him and placed them on the floor. Remarks such as, "Watch out, you're going to step on them!" and other taunts were floating around the circle. I sat on top of my desk watching them while my anger mounted.

The boy dropped to his hands and knees and began frantically wiping the floor with the palms of his hands in an effort to find them, but the toe of a shoe always kept them beyond his reach. Finally, I could stand it no longer. With a penetrating, cold voice, I said, "Don't feel bad. At least it takes several of them to get the better of you!"

There was a sudden silence in the group. One of the boys picked up the glasses and handed them to the blind boy. Without another word each of them slinked out of the room.

And then the most wonderful thing happened to me! An indescribable, sweet warmth filled my soul and spread throughout my whole being! It was as if the Lord were saying, "Thank you!"

How grateful I am that the above scripture, and the six verses prior to it, came alive for me in my teens, for it has carried me through many years of joy and peace as I've served others. What greater thing could one do than to do it unto Him.