Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Whose your neighbor?

Today I have to write about love your neighbor as yourself.

How good are we at this? Let's be honest with ourselves, if not each other.

Sometimes it's just not easy to love our neighbor. We don't look like them. We don't act like them. We like to be in groups that look and act like we do. Let's don't rock the boat by bringing in neighbors.

Ever thought about it? Who is your neighbor?

Is your neighbor the person that you love or hate? Wouldn't it be anybody other than you? Life just isn't easy sometimes and then God's Word makes it more difficult with Jesus telling us to love our neighbors as ourselves. WE don't even like ourselves half the time - much less our neighbor. Yet Jesus is pretty clear about this in Mark.

Ponder loving your neighbor as yourself when you sit at the red light today, as you ride the elevator with the stranger, or this afternoon when you pull into your driveway and your neighbor is standing there getting their do you love your neighbor?

Sweet blessings,


Frankie said...

Something to think about!

Nikole Hahn said...

Loving your neighbor is praying for them even if after they give you a prayer request that becomes the only communication you have with them. We live in a society of isolationists.