|Posted on September 29, 2017 at 7:35 AM|
Mark 16:15 New International Version
He said to them, "Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation.”
Mark 12:30-31New International Version
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Too many times, we as Christians, focus on the first verse. While that verse itself is awesome, we should be globally minded, but sometimes we lose sight of what was written four chapters earlier.
Jesus challenged us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Who is our neighbor? I am not going to use the answer most given which is ‘everyone,’ but I want to bring it closer to home. Those that live in our neighborhood and our own community are your neighbors.
I have a few questions and am honest when you answer them.
1. When is the last time you spoke with your next door neighbor?
2. When is the last time you volunteered at a Community Non Profit organization besides your own church?
3. Have you let your neighbors know that if they are ever in need they can count on you?
My wife and I, for the last couple years, we were our neighborhood welcoming committee. When new people moved into our community we would greet them, and welcome them. We also volunteer at different Non-Profit organizations in our community as well. I mention this, not for self glorification, but for examples of Community Based Ministry. Sometimes, while we want to reach everyone around the world, we need to also just look across the street.
Kerry and Terri Miller