Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed – that exhilarating finish in and with God – he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. – Hebrew 12:22 MSG
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
I have set the Lord always before me,
because he is at my right hand,
I shall not be shaken.
– Psalm 16:8
Don’t think I ever heard Jesus say…
Love your Neighbors…unless they are homeless..
Love your Neighbors…unless they are undocumented.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are different.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are not Christian.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are Muslim.
Love your Neighbors…unless they inconvenience you.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are Poor.
Love your Neighbors…unless they are asking for help.
I am constantly am seeing Christian brothers and sisters post things about things they don’t like and calling them “these people” as if they are repulsive. It is a way of dehumanizing others.
Jesus never UNLESS he said LOVE.YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. – Mark 12:31
and he also said
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” – Matthew 25:40.
So the next time you are rejecting “these people” think about who you are rejecting!!
Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” -Matthew 25:41-46