I would like to invite every reader to challenge themselves in loving their neighbor. This can be challenging in the fact that some neighbors are not easily loved. Some are hermit’s, never leaving their homes, or people that seem to always be in a bad mood. Definitely pray before you do this challenge. Ask God who you can help today. The point isn’t to drive anyone away, it’s to show them God through love. This can be done in many ways like opening your mouth and asking how their day is going instead of ignoring them because they are usually a grouch. Asking if you can help them when you see them struggling. Maybe bring them a plate of cookies or offer to have them over for a meal, especially if they are elderly. I challenge you to get creative, opening up your heart to others outside your normal circle of friends. I’m not saying to drop your current friendships, but expand it. Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus replied:”‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it love your neighbor as yourself’.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts