For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”—Galatians 5:14
Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
It’s both very, very simple and very, very challenging.
What’s that you ask? What is both very
Living out the Great Commandment,
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
This is the living core of Jesus’ teaching. It’s very simple and very challenging.
One of the reasons it is very challenging is because of a simple reason...we do not know our neighbors and we do not know what they need. We may know their names. We may wave at them we pass each other on the street. But can you honestly say you know what love would look like to your neighbor during this time?
One of the easiest ways you can show love to your neighbor is by letting them know ways you are willing and able to help them.
Attached you will find a simple door hanger you can print, cut, fill out, and hang on your neighbor’s front door. It has a place for you to put your name, ways you can help, and the best way for them to contact you.
Imagine what it would mean to your elderly neighbor who has pre-existing health conditions to know that someone on their block would be willing to go to the store for them, or mow their yard, or just be someone they could talk to if they were feeling lonely.
Imagine what it would mean to a young mother or father trying to both work from home and homeschool their children to know their neighbor would be willing to pick up some groceries.
Imagine how much it would mean to your neighbor to see the light and love of Christ flow through you during this time.
“You are the light of the world…Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:12,14)
My sisters and brothers in Christ, let’s use this unexpected time to fulfill Jesus’ teaching and let his light shine through us to our neighbors.
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Donnie Wilkinson