Whatsoever You Do

Mar 14, 2019

In Victor Hugo’s book “Notre Dame of Paris” Quasimodo, the hunchback, is tied to a water wheel.  He is forced by the jeering crowds to continue to push it.  He is thirsty and asks for water to drink but no one pays any attention.

Suddenly, a little girl appears from the crowd. She comes up to him and offers him a sip of water. A tear rolls down his cheek.

In Matthew, chapter 25, Christ takes this a step further.  He gives us a guideline for who we must help if we are to be his disciples:

  • I was thirsty and you gave me a drink.
  • I was hungry and you fed me.
  • I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
  • I was naked and you clothed me.
  • I was sick and you visited me.
  • I was in prison and you came to me.

In conclusion, he says “Whatsoever you did for the least of these you did for me.”

This Lent think about what have you done for the “least of these?”  Realize that it truly is better to give than to receive.  It seems that when we help others with their troubles our own seem less.

 What and where is the blessing here?


~Jeanne Leonardi


  • Daniel T IrelandPosted on 3/15/19

    Thank you....Beautiful....perfect for Lent