It seems most of us have forgotten. The 24/7 global news cycle upholds the fact that indeed we have.
Bob Goff, bestselling author, suggest the following in his 2018 book, Everybody Always:
“Each of us is surrounded every day by our neighbors. They’re ahead of us, behind us, on each side of us. They are every place we go. They are sacking groceries and attending city council meetings. They are holding cardboard signs on street corners and raking leaves next door. They play high school football and deliver the mail. They’re heroes and hookers and pastors and pilots. They live on the streets and design our bridges. They go to seminaries and live in prisons. They govern us, and they bother us. They’re everywhere we look. It’s one thing we all have in common: we’re all somebody’s neighbor, and they’re ours. This has been God’s simple yet brilliant master plan from the beginning. He made a whole world of neighbors. We call it earth, but God just calls it a big neighborhood.
What often keeps us from loving our neighbors is fear of what will happen if we do.”
What scares me most is what will happen if we don’t. There is no school to learn how to love your neighbor, just the house next door… whether it is on your block, in your city, state, country, or across the world. No one expects you to love them flawlessly, but we can love them fearlessly, furiously, and unreasonably.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.