“About Those Pudding Cups”


So what do you think about what Jesus wants? Is it found in what you do? In your heart attitude? Both? Something else completely? Just hard to figure out?

Maybe when it’s time to give to someone who has little or nothing, you donate the can of spinach at the back of the pantry because it seemed like the healthy thing to buy at the time even though you really don’t like canned spinach. (I’ve done that.)

“‘And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:40 (NRSV)

Maybe you’ve given something really good and made a show of it. (Done that too.)

“But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,” Matthew 6:3 (NRSV)

What if Jesus simply desires that we see His image in each face of each person we meet and realize that we are really giving to Him who deserves so much more than we can ever give? This, I believe, is Real Life Jesus.

5 thoughts on ““About Those Pudding Cups”

  1. When I was in my early 20s, I volunteered at my church to help the poor. Since I could sew, they gave me bags of used clothes to mend. Some people would cut off the buttons and take out the zippers of clothes they donated to the poor. I was pretty shocked at that.

    You are right. We should give to others as we would have them give to us.


    1. That must have been a difficult task! I can imagine sewing on new buttons, but sewing in a new zipper seems really challenging. My grandmother sewed almost all of her own clothes and she spent a good amount of time making sure that the buttons and zippers were just right. I’m sure you were just as she was to make everything as perfect as possible. Thanks for bringing some fond old memories back to mind!

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