God and Neighbours

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matt 22:37-40

Jesus was asked for His opinion about the greatest commandment. And what He said was recorded in the verses above. At Christmas time there is a danger that God and neighbours somehow disappear in the excesses of presents and pudding, in the turkey and tinsel. Around where I live there are lonely people. People who, probably for the first time ever, are on their own this Covid-blighted Christmas. No company except perhaps a pet, or the television in the corner. Let us not forget them this Christmas. Whether we are on our own or in company, perhaps there is something we can do to bring a smile to their faces, a memory to sustain them through a lonely day. And, of course, we mustn’t forget our wonderful Father in heaven, and His Son, Jesus, “the reason for the season”. Remember that God is always there for us with His message of hope. 

Have a great day tomorrow everyone.

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