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'I was a stranger and ye took me in.' (Matthew 25:35)

'I was a stranger and ye took me in.' (Matthew 25:35)

We find it easy to serve and show kindness to people we already know and love. But we don’t fully follow the Saviour’s example until we extend that same kindness to people we don’t know.

Which one of your coworkers do you know the least?

Invite the person to lunch to get to know him or her better.

Has a stranger ever done something nice for you?

Determine a way to pay the kind act forward.

Want to help refugees in your area?

Visit: IWasAStranger.lds.org to get involved.

Marion D Hanks, October 1981 'My Specialty Is Mercy.'

In the most personal of his parables, the Savior identified himself fully with the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the homeless, sick, and imprisoned. “I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: … I was a stranger, and ye took me in.”  Matthew. 25:35 So many are burdened with earthly care, the stain of sin, poverty, pain, disability, loneliness, bereavement, rejection. The promise of Christ’s mercy is sure and certain to those who find him and trust him. He who stilled the winds and waves can bring peace to the sinner and to the suffering saint. And we as his agents are not alone to declare his word, but to represent him in doing unto the least of his brethren that which he himself would do were he now here.