Who are the Righteous?

Proper 29.A.17
Matthew 25:31-46
The Rev. Melanie L. McCarley

The following are portions of a Letter to the Editor, published in the New York Times several years ago—yet, I still find it relevant today. The author writes: (January of 1990). “Last week, as I entered the Port Authority Bus Terminal, I saw two homeless people imploring a police officer to come with them. At first, the officer didn’t appear interested; however, upon hearing that the individual had come off of the bus—and was therefore a commuter, he quickly responded. Curious....I followed.