This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Matthew 25:40 (NLT)
Today I am reflecting on the poem, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother,” written by Freeman Montague.
I recall my uncle reading this poem to me as a young girl, and it always stayed with me. The poem closes by saying, “When asked, ‘Why weigh yourself down with the load of another?’ I simply smile at them and say, ‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother!’” This poem is a great reminder of how Christ wants us to see each other.
As I think about this, I’m reminded of the story of the Good Samaritan. In the story, a man was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers and left for dead on the side of the road.
Some time after, a priest saw the beaten man and, rather than rushing to the man’s aid, chose to ignore him and cross to the other side of the street. Next, a Levite came along. Levites held an impressive religious and political standing in the community. Yet although the Levite saw the injured man, he too chose to ignore him.
Unexpectedly, it was a Samaritan who showed the man compassion. The Samaritan man poured oil and wine into the injured man’s wounds and took him into an inn where he even paid his lodging fees. To this good Samaritan, this injured man wasn’t heavy; he was his brother.
Watch me on YouTube as I share personally what this message means to me. Before you do that, remember these words: “When you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” Matthew 25:40 (NLT)
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So today, remember he ain’t heavy; he’s your brother.