So what is the art of neighboring?
I got excited as I read from this book…
When Jesus was asked to reduce everything in the Bible to one command he said: Love God with everything you have and love your neighbor as yourself. What if he meant we should love our actual neighbors? You know, the people who live right next door.
The problem is that we have turned this simple idea into a nice saying. We put it on bumper stickers and t-shirts and go on with our lives without actually putting it into practice. But the fact is, Jesus has given us a practical plan that we can actually put into practice, a plan that has the potential to change the world. The reality is, though, that most Christians don’t even know the names of most of their neighbors.
What good things might happen if you truly got to know the people in your neighborhood and they got to know you?
Check out this video…
This is your house. These are your neighbors’ houses. How many of these neighbors do you know by name? Go ahead — try to name them.
Six Word Lesson #41: Loving your neighbors requires knowing them.
Why not experience the art of neighboring?
Maybe this is what Jesus had in mind when he said: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Get to know your neighbors. Then start loving them!
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