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Your Turn: Love of Neighbor

For several months now, I have been sharing my thoughts on Jesus’ core teachings. I would love to hear yours! (Share your thoughts in the box below.)

  • What neighbors in your life are hard to love?
  • Is there a time in your life when an enemy loved you?
  • Are there any Scriptures that are meaningful to you when you think of loving your neighbor?
  • Is there any art, poetry, or music that speak to you about loving your neighbor?

Don’t be overwhelmed! Share as much or little as you like. I look forward to hearing from you!

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3 Comments

  1. Thomas Dec on October 13, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Just be kind to everyone you meet.

    • Maury on October 13, 2017 at 8:32 am

      Yesterday I went shopping. Things are a MESS with all the fires here. People are short tempered and stressed. I have to work to be kind when people are jerks. 🙂 But you are absolutely correct!

  2. Julie Stimmel on October 13, 2017 at 10:18 am

    What’s the purpose in loving your neighbor? Why bother putting forth the effort when they are so difficult?
    Because sometimes I am that difficult person and the Lord loved and loves me in spite of my unlovableness. Every human being is a creation of God and is His treasure.. Anything He asks of me is not as costly as what He has already done for me, to the ultimate of “giving His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
    In loving my neighbor, one purpose is for them to see the reality of the love of the Lord in me and receive the Lord for themselves. “We love because He first loved us”. (I John 4:19)
    Interacting with my neighbor in an unloving way, and them knowing or finding out later that I am a follower of Christ, may give them an excuse to think that “if that is what a follower of Christ looks like, then why would I want to become one myself”?
    There is joy in loving, and it is guilt-free. It disarms my tendency to get angry and self-righteous and revengeful and hateful.
    Oh yeah, and because God commands it. OBEDIENCE!
    (Galatians 5:14)

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