Who is my neighbor? The answer to this may vary widely depending on the culture (and location) in which you live. For some, a neighbor is relegated to those with whom a property border is shared. For others, it may be anyone you come into contact with throughout any given day. Maybe you have 100 neighbors in your apartment complex, or maybe your closest one is 25 miles away. Whatever the case, the question remains relevant: Who is my neighbor?
In response to this question, Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan. In that we are given not only a picture of who qualifies as a neighbor, but also how to connect with them. The needs of our neighbors may not always be as clear as those of the man in the story, but make no mistake, our neighbors have needs. In the following pages, Marlena Graves helps us think about our neighbors and how we can love them as we love ourselves.
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