A Lesson for All of Us (Matthew 25:34-40)

This is a very touching story of a selfless dog, Lilica, raised and living in poverty.


Some of the most beautiful stories of life are those which the giver is totally selfless in their actions, thinking only of others. This dog, one of God’s creations, illustrates the principle that Jesus was explaining to His disciples.

Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’

“Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You? ’And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’
Matthew 25:34-40

We can sometimes become cynical of people performing genuine acts of kindness. We may think that no one can truly be that selfless; there must be an ulterior motive to their seemingly generous actions. The human heart is deep, mysterious, and torn in many directions of both generosity and selfishness. Thanks be to God that in His Son Jesus Christ, we see the only person who ever lived a completely sinless life. Every action, every thought, was of the purest motive. His heart was fixated on pleasing and obeying God and glorifying Him. And if we live our lives in submission to Jesus, we can become more like Him.

Lilica should remind us that God can and does use every living creature in His creation to point us in the direction of the only perfection in the Universe, Jesus Christ.

Blessings with Aloha!