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Once I was leading a small group of people in the celebration of Mass in a public chapel. In the middle of Mass a woman loudly entered the chapel whom, we concluded later, was demented or crazy, wearing multi-layered and mis-matched clothes. She shouted at us: “What are you people doing here?”
In the Gospel of Matthew (24:42-44) Jesus says: “Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come. Be sure of this; if the master of the house had known the hour of night when the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and not let his house be broken into.
St. Thomas More was a brilliant lawyer and diplomat who lived in the 16th century in England. His ability to work out many difficulties, his patriotism, and his loyalty to the throne attracted the attention of King Henry VIII who appointed him Lord Chancellor of England, the first layperson to be entrusted with such a major responsibility.
When Jesus stated that he would welcome us into the kingdom of heaven if we clothed the naked he was judging our action as having a compassionate understanding for one of the most basic human needs.