I was Naked and You Clothed Me

The imperative to clothe the naked is spoken of in both the Old and New Testament. The prophet Isaiah exhorts us: “When you see the naked, clothe them” (Is 58:7). In the Letter of St. James we read: ““What good is it if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it? So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (James 2:14-16).