Take Care of My People and Each Other
Loving our Neighbor
I remember when we practiced loving our neighbors as ourselves. God, family, and country! That’s what our forefathers built the foundation of our country on. We are the United States of America, One Nation Under GOD. We have allowed politicians, special interest groups, and the media to twist the meaning of our flag, and what it means to be an American. From the 1st to the 8th grade we stood before the flag, placed our hand over our hearts and pledged allegiance to our country we love.
“ If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, I will hear their voice and heal their land.”
Lets follow the example of Jesus Christ, “Love your enemy, and pray for those who wish you harm”. If we are to be saved from this road of destruction, we must rise up and proclaim no more anger, bitterness, division, shootings, or bombings. Enough!
A father was on his way to Sunday Church with his wife and kids. While waiting in traffic a man approached his car and ask for gas money. The father quickly powered down his window and screamed “I am not giving you a dam thing money or anything else. We’re headed to church which is where you should be going” We will never know if indeed this man needed gas or not and that’s not important. What is important is we love each other regardless of race, national origin, or life situation. We all fall short every day, we all have skeletons that we keep buried for no one to see. There’s a quote that really speak’s truth “Just because your sin is different to mine does not give you the right to judge me” Why is so hard to smile at the poor, homeless, or destitute? Why is so hard to smile back at the young person at Walmart? Why is so hard to show brotherly and sisterly love and kindness toward each other. Jesus Christ said it best, “Love your neighbor as your self” Who is our neighbor? Look around you it’s every one you know and meet starting in your home and beyond.
Back to the opening sentence, Church does not begin when we arrive at the building, we are the church in a world that know’s nothing but pain, suffering, and darkness. What the world needs is love, kindness, and sacrifice. We must be willing to give not only our money and things but our selves.
Question, when was the last time you gave of yourself ? Sacrificed something that’s near and dear to your heart. Then and only then will you be able to appreciate what God did for you and me. Let’s follow the example of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. If you are reading this know Jesus loves you unconditionally and so does Messengers Of Christ.