Who Is My Neighbor?

image by Shawne K. Wickham

image by Shawne K. Wickham

Location has little

to do with this term,

as Jesus, Himself

wants each one to learn.

The one who is hurting

be they near or quite far;

the despised, the rejected,

wherever they are.

The orphans, the lonely,

the widows and such,

the poor and the downcast –

those needing so much.

We are their neighbors.

If not we, then who?

When we ask of our Father,

He’ll show us what to do.

Sometimes a word

is His greatest gift,

for through His perfect power,

a downcast soul He can lift.

Maybe a meal,

made by our tender hands,

will refresh one who’s weary,

fulfilling His plan.

Such seemingly small things,

can matter so much,

when fueled by the Father,

we offer His touch.

(responding to Luke 10:25-37 – The Parable of the Good Samaritan)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your Son to model so much more than what it is to love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus did not hesitate in His giving, even unto His life in exchange for ours, so that we would have a way to come to know You. Forgive us for not allowing our light to shine bright at all times, and for withholding blessing from those You have declared to be our neighbors that we may have overlooked. Teach us to trust You so that we might love You and love one another as You have loved us. May the love that we give away, lead people to You today. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

8 Comments

  1. You continue to amaze me with the words God gives you. Thank you!

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