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On love of neighbor

soraWhat are the most important things for live?

Let us look at the New Testament for this question.

  • Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your sou and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:34)

Then, how can we love our neighbor as ourselves?  Let us look at the New Testament.

  • Do to others what you would have them do to you.(Matthew 7:12)
  • Love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back.  Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. (Luke 6:35)

By the way, who do you think our neighbor is?   Jesus responds to this question as follows.

  • A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers.  They stripped him of his clothes, beat hem and went away, leaving him half dead.  A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.  But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.  He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.  Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.  The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper.  “Look after him,” he said, “and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.”  “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” (Luke 10:29)

It is easy to love people who love us.  Do you help others when they are in trouble?

  • If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?  Are not even the tax collectors doing that? (Matthew 5:46)

It is not bad to love those who love you, however, it is easy to do.  Those who want to be son of the Most High should love neighbor.

  • We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.  Each of us should please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.  For even Christ did not please himself. (Romans 15:1)
  • Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)

When we love our neighbors, God would certainly love us.

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