When the Son of Man is not the Son of Man

Jesus’ last discourse in Matthew ends with the story of all the nations gathered before theSon of Man sitting the throne, awaiting judgment. It is the kind of power that every tyrant has ever dreamed of holding. And yet, what tyrants desire they can never understand, because the Son of Man exercises his presence in the guise of the hungry, the thirsty, and alien, the feeble, and the prisoner. When we serve them, we serve the Son of Man.