In 2010, the Christian New Media group dedicated its podcasting season to raising money and awareness for Compassion International. As part of that initiative, Critical Press Media has dedicated a Benefit Book to the same purpose. This project challenged authors to treat one of six themes within the scope of a passage from Matthew 25.
Jesus taught that service rendered to others along these lines was service rendered to the Lord: when the hungry are fed, when the thirsty are given drink, when the alien is welcomed in, when the vulnerable are protected, and when the sick and imprisoned are ministered to.
The King will reply, “Whatever you did for the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”
What is an act of compassion?
“Compassion International exists as a Christian child advocacy ministry that releases children from spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty and enables them to become responsible, fulfilled Christian adults.”
The passage in Matthew defines six states of being wherein an act of compassion performed as ministry to another is actually service rendered to the Lord: hunger, thirst, alienation, vulnerability, sickness, and imprisonment. This book contains original fiction, personal accounts, and compelling essays from David Crutchfield, Justin Lowmaster, Winston Crutchfield, Hazel Reed Cotharn, Philip Carroll, Nathan James Norman, Kelsey Felder, Drucella Crutchfield, Andrew Crutchfield, Deborah Caligiuri, and Matthew Hurley.
The Least of These is now available directly from Critical Press Media in popular e-book formats and as a paperback printed copy from Lulu.
If you have enjoyed this product, please consider making a donation to Compassion International, a 501(c)(3) organization. Critical Press Media is not associated with Compassion International.
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