nolanewsAt the moment, I’m working on a photo essay on slumlords of New Orleans. While visiting the poor in their dilapidated, one-room apartments, they tell me their stories and show me their woes of no running water, no heat, no electricity, roach infestations, no help.
I then come home and contemplate their anguish in my comfortable home. I’m reminded of a story Archbishop Schulte during a mass years ago of his visit to Calcutta, where he met Mother Theresa. While standing there, looking over the room of the suffering and dying, a man scooped up a “bag of bones” and brought the man before him. There the man asked him if he recognized him.
He said he didn’t.
He asked him again. Again, no.
The he said, “This is Jesus.”
He then quoted Matthew 25:36-40: “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.”
“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of thee brothers of mine, you did for me.”
This scripture is underlined in my Bible, along with a quote from Mother Theresa I scribbled at the bottom of the page. “We are a contemplative order. First we meditate on Jesus, then we go out and look for Him in disguise.”
This story should publish this week or the next. Be sure to look for it. I pray it has great impact.
- im_laura_jayneWow. I can't wait to see it.
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