2 thoughts on “What does Love thy Neighbor Mean?

    Barry Buchanan said:
    October 7, 2011 at 13:10

    Great post and a great reminder. In recent years I’ve become intrigued by the followup question that Jesus was asked after He said Love they neighbor “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus answered with the parable of the good Samaritan, a people who where hated by the Jews at the time. So we don’t get to even choose who our neighbor is, it may be someone you hate. Jesus was cool like that. It’s easy to love those who love us.

    Top Of My Head said:
    October 7, 2011 at 16:21

    Barry, thanks for the Biblical reminder! I was so concentrating on the Love thy neighbor, that I forgot about the follow up question!

    I’m glad you liked the post. I’ve been bothered by a comment someone left, “It’s obvious we are enemies. You will hold your ground. And I will not move from God’s side on this issue.” He ended his position with a prayer to God to make my life tormented. The part that bothered me was the enemy comment. It kept me thinking over and over how can we call ourselves Christian, if we make enemies of those who do not believe exactly as we do?

    Well, I’m glad he posted, because it led me to this post, as a reminder – not just to others, but to myself – that when we love our neighbor, we must treat them the same. But, thanks to your comment, I’ll now have to write a post that we don’t get to choose our neighbors.

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