Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46 Reflection:
In both of today's readings the theme is justice to our fellow man. I find one theme sticking out above all the rest; not showing preference to the little man against the rich.
There is something in all of us that likes the underdog; we nearly always take his part. It says a lot about the justice of God that he can see all things and be completely impartial.
It is very difficult to be impartial. We all have our preconceived notions about colour, race etc. We could not be impartial without the aid of the Holy Spirit who gives the gift of wisdom. If it were left to us alone, our prejudices would take over.
In life we need the aid of God. Today's gospel talks of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked etc.
Again we need God's help to see Jesus in the hungry and naked. Without his help our prejudices would step in again; "Oh, there is plenty of work if they would just look for it." Or, "If you give them food they won't work."
God says: "give the food and let me look after the rest." He is less judgmental than us!