On April 8, Pastor Katy preaches on Luke 10:25-29.
You’ve probably heard Jesus’ Great Commandment to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. It sounds easy enough, but one of our greatest challenges comes in defining our neighbor. I find myself describing my neighbor as everyone; those who are like me and different from me, those who live in my city, and also around the world. Many of us today define our neighbor as the poor and homeless, but we lean so heavily on this inclusive definition of neighbor that more often than not it’s to the unintentional exclusion of our physical neighbors. Do you know the names of the people who live in the house or apartment next to you? Do you know something personal about them that you can’t know from just watching them pull in and out of their driveway? What would happen if we took Jesus’ Great Commandment literally and began to love and pray for our physical neighbors? Join us for this first installment of our new sermon series, “The Art of Neighboring.”