Psalm 119:73-96; Leviticus 19:1-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; Matthew 6:19-24
There is a line which comes out of the passage from Leviticus that became part of the creed by which Jesus lived, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Of course the first part of his creed was loving God. In the gospels, Jesus is clear that the commandment to love our neighbor is second only to loving God. An old bluegrass gospel song has the line, “If you don’t love your neighbor, you don’t love God.”
The question is, in these days of social distancing, how do we love our neighbor? It’s a good question to keep asking ourselves. To do so, will help us to be creative with different answers and responses. One place it starts is knowing names and praying for your neighbors. Jesus tells us that our Lord knows us by name. The least we can do is know the names of our neighbors as well.
Lord God, work through me to accomplish good and helpful things in your community and world. Amen.
May you experience Christ’s love throughout your day,