Then the King will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and when I tried to buy food you gave me nothing to eat. You accused me of stealing and called the police. I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink; you assumed I was a drunk and threw me out.
I was a stranger and you did not invite me in. You thought I was threatening because I looked different and you reported me to uniformed men who beat me. I needed clothes and not only did you not clothe me, you stood by and watched while others took me away where I would be someone else’s “problem.”
I was sick and in prison and you were happy and called for longer prison terms.’
“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did to one of the least of these, you did to me.’
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”