Key Verse: Verse 29 –“But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?"
Key Words: And who is my neighbour
I believe our neighbor is anyone we come into contact with that we can help. But isn’t it true that most people don’t even know the person who lives next door? Speaking of our neighbor, Catherine Booth was the “mother” of the Salvation Army. “Wherever Catherine went,” said Campbell Morgan, “humanity went to hear her. Princes and peeresses merged with paupers and prostitutes.”
One night, Morgan shared in a meeting with Mrs. Booth; and a great crowd of “publicans and sinners” was there. Her message brought many to Christ. After the meeting, Morgan and Mrs. Booth went to be entertained at a fine home; and the lady of the manor said, “My dear Mrs. Booth, that meeting was dreadful.”
“What do you mean, dearie?” asked Mrs. Booth.
“Oh, when you were speaking, I was looking at those people opposite to me. Their faces were so terrible, many of them. I don’t think I shall sleep tonight!”
“Why, dearie, don’t you know them?” Mrs. Booth asked; and the hostess replied, “Certainly not!”
“Well, that is interesting,” Mrs. Booth said. “I did not bring them with me from London; they are your neighbors!”
I do realize that in today’s world, it’s rather difficult to be neighborly; but it surely is the “Christian thing to do.”
What to do:
✞ Invite your neighbor to church and then to a meal.
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