For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Note 25 at Mt 25:35: Besides this passage's obvious teaching on the rewards to the faithful (see note 6 at Mt 10:42, note 2 at Mr 12:43, and note 1 at Lu 19:12), it also shows us just how deeply the Lord feels our hurts. When a kind act was done to someone in need, He said it was done unto Him. When someone was neglected, He said He was the one being neglected. We have a High Priest who is touched with the feelings of our infirmities (Heb 4:15). When we hurt, He hurts. When we are blessed, He is blessed. The God of the entire universe is intricately involved with every detail of our lives.