Jesus gave us one great commandment, "you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself” (Luke 10:27).
God expects us to not only care for our neighbor, but to see as neighbor anyone who is in need. Mother Teresa has been called “The Saint of the Gutters” during her lifetime because of her charitable work with the poor. Pope Frances said. "She bowed down before those who were spent, left to die on the side of the road, seeing in them their God-given dignity. She made her voice heard before the powers of this world, so that they might recognize their guilt for the crime of poverty they created."
So, this week, I ask you to ponder, “Who is my neighbor and what is their need?” Do they need my time, attention, or financial assistance? Will you be the Good Samaritan for someone this week?
Embracing my neighbor,