Do you love your neighbor? First, who is your neighbor? Is it just the people who live next to you, or across the street? Maybe just the people who live in your town? No. Your neighbor is not only these, but everyone.
So, do you love everyone? If you answered yes, then your either a much better person than I am, or you’re not being honest.
How do you love everyone? By cutting them off in traffic or flying an obscene finger gesture? How about the elderly couple who lives down the street? You see their lawn is getting long or their gutters are hanging low. Do you offer assistance or report them to the town council? Which is more neighborly?
We all know the answers to these questions. The real question is, do we do what’s right, or do we keep doing what we have always done?
That’s one of the great things about my tiny little Church. We are a family. If someone is absent we will check in on them to make sure all is well. I have never been part of such a loving Church before, and I love it. The Catholic Churches of my youth were cold and pretty sterile. That is no longer the case, I’m pleased to say.
Kindness and compassion are the order of the day. Everyone is a child of God and deserves to be treated as such. God loves each and every one of us more than we can ever imagine. He wants us to love one another the same way.
Please consider this when someone or something makes your blood pressure rise. Your reaction could make or break their day.
Be a kind human and leave the judging to God.