Who Is My Neighbor? Luke 10:30-37

(Unhurried enough to Care)

Love Doesn’t Rush

In I Corinthians 13, when Paul describes the nature of love and loving, the first trait he lists is patience. Consider that the God of the Scriptures is in no hurry to become angry with us. If, as Paul said in I Corinthians 13 that love is patient (God is Love) then God is patient, and He is patient with me. Take Time to Care Read again Luke 10:30-37

We are on the road. We have somewhere to go. We have a full schedule. The needy person along the way is an inconvenience, an interruption. I may complain that loving everyone in the world is impossible, but that’s not what Jesus commanded. Our Lord directs us to care for the person who is actually crossing our path. Proximity provided an opportunity to love.

The Unexpected Hero

The Samaritan saw the wounded man. Love looks long enough to be affected by what it sees. Love doesn’t look away from what is hard to see. Too often we want wounded people to hurry up and get better because they are inconveniencing me; I want to get on with my life. But what is God’s invitation for a given season of my life? To Follow or Not to Follow? God is love. Period. Are we love? Do we love? Love is the primary measure God uses to determine what is valuable and what is worthless. Love lasts. And love requires us a more unhurried approach to life.

To Follow or Not to Follow?

God is love. Period. 

Are we love?  Do we love?  Love is the primary measure God uses to determine what is valuable and what is worthless.  Love lasts.  And love requires us a more unhurried approach to life.

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