Everyone is Our Neighbor

January 5, 2010 at 11:32 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

In response to a posting called, “What Would Jesus Do About Obama,” on the Desertpeace blog, my good friend, ReverendHothoneywater made the following comment which I think is appropriate during another Christmas season filled with world-strife.

“Those who profess belief in Jesus and his teachings yet commit heartless and destructive acts are an embarrassment to true Christian faith. The misguided, loud-mouthed, & hateful stridency of these so-called Christians causes great harm to a world that cries-out for compassion. The phony-religious use God as a way to shackle rather than liberate their fellow human beings. You are correct, Jay, that they ignore Jesus’ teachings. But they do so at their peril. Jesus said, in Matthew 5:9 (the Sermon on the Mount), “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.”

Many “fundamentalists” think they can participate in the most heinous acts and, simply by professing faith, still retain God’s favor. However, in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus is asked what must be done to gain eternal life. His answer is that one must 1) Love God… and 2) Love thy neighbor as thyself. He is then asked what is the definition of neighbor and his answer, known as “The Parable of the Good Samaritan,” illustrates that the term includes everyone.”

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