The worst regret that we can have in life isn’t for the wrong things we did but for the right things we didn’t do. In other words not doing the things that we ought to do. The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. We should always be ready to help others at all times, at all circumstances, in any place, in every situation, especially when someone needs our help. We should not be selective to people whom we should help and whom we should not; we must be prepared always and available always.
Jesus Christ in his commandment tells us that we should love one another as he loved us. As followers of Christ we must submit ourselves in this commandment. A concrete expression of this love, which Christ is telling us, is through service to our fellows. We must sincerely and actively be interested to the welfare of others. This showing interest to the welfare of others can be expressed in our extraordinary acts and often involves everyday ordinary expressions, as listening to the problems of our brothers and sisters, helping those who are in need and the like. Consequently, we need to do the things we ought to do; we need to wash what is dirty, water what is dry, heal what is wounded, warm what is cold, and guide what goes off the road. Love those who are unlovable because they need it most.
At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by the very words of Jesus “I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.” Many people experience hungriness, hungry not only for bread but hungry for love. Many people today in our midst are naked, naked not only for clothing, but naked of human dignity and respect. Many people in our time are homeless, homeless not only for want of home of bricks but homeless because of rejection.
I remember a beautiful story that I think most of us is familiar of. This story would somehow enlighten us and helps us more understand our responsibility towards others. One day a boy saw a small girl on the street, cold and shivering in a thin dress, and very evidently hungry. He became angry with God and said, “Why did you permit this? Why don’t you do something about it?” That night he dreamed and he heard a small voice saying. “I DID do something about it, I made YOU…what have you done about it?”