6th day of Lent

Love your neighbor as yourself.

In his book “40 days of Living the Jesus Creed”, Scot McKnight says:

“To discern what prompts neighbor-love, we need to develop eyes that see and ears that hear needs.”

To me that means really seeing the person who is checking out my groceries, or serving me food, or passing me on the street. To see them as someone with needs, who may need a word of encouragement or appreciation, a smile, someone to listen…even for 15 seconds, someone to notice them as a child of God and therefore a sister or brother we have not yet had the chance to meet.