Good Neighbors

I am reminded of the story of the Good Samaritan that Jesus told in response to the question: Who is my neighbor? The man had asked Jesus who his neighbor was because of the commandment to “love your neighbor as yourself.” The story is found in Luke 10:30-37

I have heard people express compassion for the homeless. From others I have heard judgment and contempt toward the homeless. Even Jerred, the founder of Search & Rescue, used to have a hard heart toward the homeless. His attitude was: ‘get a job like I have to.’ But Jesus said that the one who showed mercy was the one who was a neighbor.

{Mercy is not getting what you deserve}

There are people that we see in the streets that deserve to be there. There are probably more than I know. But James 2:13 NAS tells us that “Mercy triumphs over judgment!”

This goes beyond the homeless. Who is in pain and need of care in your life?

The question is: Are you a good neighbor?


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