We all know this story so well that we might be tempted to think "what new thing can I possibly learn from this text?"
Feeding hungry people who you don't even know and whom you like even less, is a strange thing to do ... and sometimes it's just a nuisance.
Welcoming strangers is a strange thing to do, and, sometimes ... a dangerous thing to do.
Visiting the sick, ah really, ... and visiting those in prison ... please, don't get me started!
The second lesson, reminder, to lift from this story, is that disciples, (in verse 4-6), go and do what Jesus has asked them to do.
You see, Methodists or Brethren, don't always do what Jesus has told them to do ... followers of Jesus don't always do what Jesus has told them to do, saved and born again people don't always do what Jesus has told them to do, but disciples ... disciples go and do what Jesus has told them to do, that’s the defining mark of disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ as opposed to followers of the Lord Jesus Christ. Discipleship demands obedience, and disciples, far more than Christians, born agains, saved people, Methodists, disciples are committed to