Little Way of the Family


It’s Hard to Love Your Neighbor
August 28, 2011, 8:25 pm
Filed under: Culture, Daily Life, Joyful Christian, Love | Tags: , ,

It’s hard to love your neighbor when he almost runs you over in the parking lot.
It’s hard to love your neighbor when she takes 20 items into the 10 items or less lane–and cuts in front of you to get there.
It’s hard to love your neighbor when she not only talks during the movie but explains to her partner exactly what is going to happen next.
It’s hard to love your neighbor when he tosses an empty beer can out of his car window.
It’s hard to love your neighbor when you have to walk through her cloud of cigarette smoke.
It’s hard to love your neighbor when he lets his dog potty in your yard and doesn’t clean it up.
It’s hard to love your neighbor when the “music” from his car drowns out the conversation in your car.

It’s hard to love your neighbor when he mocks you, spits on you, beats you, pierces your hands and feet and side, and leaves you to die in front of your weeping mother.

Well, ok. Maybe I could try harder to love my neighbor.

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4 Comments so far
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well said! i’m no christian but i do appreciate this very much. it truly is hard to love thy neighbor for all the wrong things they do, but we just have to do it if we want to live a life of peace. thanks for posting!

Comment by johnnathanielfernando

Thanks for reading and for the kind comment. Christian or not, feel free to visit any time!

Comment by GLudlam

I like this post! Thanks, I will try to love my neighbor more.

Comment by Noel

Thanks Noel. I just took a quick peek at your blog. Looks provocative. I’ll have to take a longer look. Christ’s peace be with you.

Comment by GLudlam




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