Saturday, February 14, 2015
"Your next door neighbor is a Muslim..."
"Love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of soul and with all your mind.....
This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, "Love your neighbor as yourself......"
During his earthly ministry, Jesus was asked by the elite religious leaders, what was the greatest commandment. They often asked Jesus questions, not because they were interested in pleasing God, but rather to test and discredit him before the masses of people. However, Jesus knew the motives of their hearts and was quick to silence their deceitfulness. But they never gave up and in Matthew's gospel, once again the Pharisees and Scribes put Jesus to the test!
my neighbor. I didn't approach her with stereotypes or suspicions. I didn't build a wall of fear. Instead I got to know her and she is one of my best friends at work!