Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

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Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of “friends”; through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door.

When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying without actually putting it into practice. What would happen if every follower of Jesus took the Great Commandment literally? Is it possible that the solution to our society's biggest issues has been right under our noses for the past two thousand years?

Small Things

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It was Mother Teresa who said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” I think Mother Teresa was a genius. If we’re honest, probably very few of us will ever do the big stuff. But maybe in the economy of God, small things carry a lot of weight. This simple […]

Balanced Mercy

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God’s mercy and compassion comes to us without conditions, but does not proceed without our cooperation. So too our aid must begin freely, regardless of the recipient’s merits. But our mercy must increasingly demand change or it is not really love.

Who is my Neighbor?

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When Jesus was asked to sum up everything into one command, he said to love God with everything we have and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Most of us have turned this simple idea of loving our neighbors into a nice saying without actually putting it into practice. What would happen if every follower […]