“You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. I have confidence in you, in the Lord, that you will have no other mind; but he who troubles you shall bear his judgment , who ever he is.
And I, brethren, if I still preach circumcision, why do I still suffer persecution? Then the offense of the cross has ceased. I could wish that those who trouble you would even cut themselves off!
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this ” You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:1-14 NKJV
Who is my neighbor? Not just the guy next door. Not just our friends. Not just the people we feel comfortable with (that’s too easy). No, our neighbor is the guy on the street asking for a handout. The kid who needs a pat on the back, because he never gets one at home. The single mom struggling with everything. The tattooed dude and the pierced girl. Gay people, straight people, white people, black people. Old people, young people. Rich people, poor people. Hindus. Muslims. Atheists. The pretty people and the not so pretty. Who is my neighbor? Everyone.