Today’s Reading: Matthew 22:34-23:12
Most Christians now their main purpose in life. Jesus tells us in today’s reading Matthew 22:37 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. But Jesus goes on to explain our second greatest responsibility: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” (v38) Paul stresses the same thing in Galatians 5:14, saying “The entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: Love your neighbour as yourself.” Learning to love our neighbour is therefore obviously crucial.
What is a primary reason we typically fail to see the needs of our neighbours during our daily lives? There is a huge difference between seeing a person, and actually seeing who they really are! Christ actually saw them individually. C. S. Lewis once said: “it is easier to be enthusiastic about humanity with a capital “H” than it is to love individual men and women, especially those who are uninteresting, … exasperating, depraved, or otherwise unattractive. Loving everybody in general may be an excuse for loving nobody in particular.”
Your hand of help maybe God’s hand in another person’s life, but you must be willing to be interrupted and move against your fears.