Love your neighbor

And just who is my neighbor?

We live in a time when we are supposedly more connected then ever through technology but we don't even know the person living next door to us.

There is so much that divides us and keeps us apart.   Is it political lines?  How about sports teams?   What about economic differences?  Or racial and ethnic tensions?   Or how about the 'stranger' the person we don't know or are afraid to relate to.   This coming Sunday, February 18th, we will have the honor to have Chris Klein shared the Word of God with us from Matthew 22:39.   Please be in prayer on how God's Word needs to shape you and encourage you to love your neighbor.

With this past Sunday's invitation to the Lord's table being a reminder of opening up your kitchen table to family, friends and neighbors, we want to take even more intentional steps out into the communities we live.  Yes, we know that 'neighbor' means more then the person you live in close proximity to, but lets take some bold steps in getting to know the people who live to the right, left, behind and across the street from you.   

Do you know their name(s)?

Do you know their needs?

Do you know their story?

Invite them for a meal.  Invite them for a time to connect and a time to listen.

 A feast was prepared for me and the group I was on by a Bedouin family in the desert near Petra, Jordan.   The hospitality and care shown by strangers has much to teach us about loving your neighbor.

A feast was prepared for me and the group I was on by a Bedouin family in the desert near Petra, Jordan.   The hospitality and care shown by strangers has much to teach us about loving your neighbor.

 Your neighbor can be from across the world in the middle of the dessert.

Your neighbor can be from across the world in the middle of the dessert.