Loving Your Neighbor

Scripture reading

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.

–James 2:8

Thought of the Day

There is a little story about Mahatma Gandhi that is pretty interesting. He was boarding a train one day in India, and one of his sandals slipped off of his foot. The train was beginning to move and Mr. Gandhi did not have time to retrieve his sandal. He quickly removed his other sandal and threw it down in the direction of his other sandal. When he was asked why he did that, the teacher replied, “The poor man who finds the shoe lying on the tracks will now have a pair he can use.”

That was pretty quick thinking on the part of Mr. Gandhi. It was also pretty indicative of his heart for others. He understood who his neighbor was and how he was to love everyone. He knew that his loss could be someone else’s gain.

Now we don’t ride many trains or even wear sandals that much, but we can try to be like Mahatma Gandhi by having a quick mind and heart for others. Why don’t you try to figure out what it is you can do today to reach out to your neighbor?

Prayer

Lord, Open my eyes to my neighbor and the world around me. Amen.

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