--- Jesus in Matthew 25:35-36.
About a week before Christmas, my old church rented a bus so we could sing Christmas Carols to the elderly shut-ins. We probably visited four or five houses each year. Some people were only strong enough to look out of the window. Others were able to come outside.
I remember one year we went to my grandmother's neighbors. Everyone, including me, called them Granny and Papa Cole. Someone knocked on the door. We started off with "Joy to the World". Papa Cole stood in the doorway. Granny Cole stood behind him. Papa Cole took out his handkerchief and wiped the tears from his eyes while we sang "Silent Night." By the time we finished with "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" half the carolers were in also tears.
That night was the first time I realized that Papa and Granny Cole were shut-ins.They were able to get walk the neighborhood fairly easy, but were unable to drive. It meant so much for them to know that the church remembered them at Christmas. Jesus said that whatever we did to the least of these, we did to Him.