There are two ‘commandments’ in the new testament. Mark 12:30-31 says, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.’ (NIV)
This is such a great scripture. This passage focuses on love and the people we see more than others, our neighbours. We are likely the closest to them when they have a need and the fastest responders in an emergency.
If you haven’t seen your neighbour for a while, pop over to check that they are OK. They might be incredibly lonely, yet they don’t want to bother anyone. Love, in that case, should overcome the lack of contact to make them feel valued, supported and worthwhile. Let’s bless our neighbours today; it’s a command of God.
Love your Neighbour as yourself. Being Jesus in a time of need.
Lord, show me whom to connect with today and help me bless my neighbour with your love. Amen.
Make a list of people who are neighbours, and make sure you connect with them regularly.
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