I pray you had an awesome week and have an awesome weekend planned. As we go out and about, I wanted to share my thoughts on how to love our neighbors. It can be difficult, but when we remember the Scriptures of the Bible, our hearts should be lightened that God gave us a road map.
1. Elevate Them
Have you ever noticed how you treat someone you admire and respect? You go out of your way to help them. You praise them and let them know how you feel. We should treat all the same and not just people we like. This can be difficult because we are often quick to judge but ask God to help us esteem others better. It's a prayer I'm sure He'll answer.
2. View Them Through the Lens of God
That man ahead of you in the checkout line...he's created in God's own image. The woman who cut you off on the highway the other day...same. When we remind ourselves that we're all children of God, created in His image, our behavior towards one another has to shift. Should shift. We can't disrespect God's creation, it's not how He's called us to act.
3. Remember the Golden Rule
It's the rule every parent teaches their child. It's something that schools reinforce. Yet, it's often the first thing we forget when affronted. No one wants to be judged...so don't. No one wants to be insulted...so don't. Such a simple rule but one so readily discarded. We (The Church) have to be an example to those watching. If we don't remember the Golden Rule, why would the world?