Love Your Neighbor?

Wow! I just read this post and I am cut to the core!

I know there are great people out there loving on animals and helping place displaced dogs and cats, into shelters and caring homes, but how about we look at our displaced neighbors!

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You know the neighbors Jesus told us to “Love as ourselves”. How are we doing on that one?

30And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” ~Mark 12:30-31

The greatest commandment! Nothing is more important than that. Our neighbor, the homeless?
Yes!

This is a post/interview with the head of a homeless ministry in NC, and I am embarrassed to say that I for one have a caloused heart toward the homeless.

It is -5 degrees F as I write.

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I’m praying right now for the people in our communities who are without shelter in this frigid weather.  I am praying for my heart to change, and I think it already has!

There are too many good points to restate in my words, which would be ignorant, because I truly know nothing about the homeless. So here is the link:

What Folks Who Live Outside Do Not Need: Hugh Hollowell is on the Red Carpet

Rise Up Church and love our neighbors!

5 thoughts on “Love Your Neighbor?

  1. with the work that I do, I come across homeless people- Familes- on a regular basis. It is heart wrenching, frustrating, and I have often found myself angry at the very people whom I profess to want to help! I get angry at what I preceive, at times, to be irresponsibility, when in all reality, it is not irresponsibility, but rather very often ignorance, illness of the body or mind, and at the very root……illness of the soul- feelings of helplessness because there is no Hope in their lives. From my office chair, I am restricted, but out in the field, I am more free to share, to show and thank God, Free from anger at the situation so that I can be of service. I hear you! 🙂

    1. What you have stated is exactly what I have felt, in the past, regarding irresponsibility. Your conclusion also is what I’ve failed to recognize. I was no the ‘Good Samaritan’

      That needs to change.

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