Saturday, October 31, 2015

Change Your World; Be a Good Neighbor (Day 31)

This month we've focused on Jesus' commandment to love our neighbors. We've discussed how important it is to love our actual neighbors, the ones in closest proximity to us.

I hope this month has made you long for community and recognize how simple and beneficial it is to be in community with your neighbors. Going slow and meeting your neighbors is the beginning. You can love and serve them, share meals with them, and before you know it you're doing life together.

We were reminded that neighboring starts with us first. Hospitality has to be given to ourselves for neighboring to be done with joy and not obligation. There are seasons of life where we can be more gracious with ourselves in this area. But neighboring is not just good for others; it it good for us too.

Jesus wasn't kidding or joking when He said to love our neighbors as ourselves. I hope as we've shared others' stories of community you've been inspired by the Jesus' way of neighboring.

Has this series helped you in your neighboring journey? I'd love to hear your stories or questions in the comment below.

This post is part of the 31 Days of Neighboring series.

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