Loving those around you, whether it’s the cashier at the grocery store, the difficult co-worker, or the family with screaming children next door, isn’t always the easiest or most comfortable. Sometimes we avoid it because we have pressing concerns happening in our lives. Other times we avoid it or push it back to another time because we’re busy or unsure how to reach out.
However, if you look at how many times the Bible says to love others, this isn’t something we should put off until later. Yet we still try. “And somehow you’ve delayed loving your neighbour, which is your responsibility every day,” says author Alexandra Kuykendall, “until three months later when it’s this big production.”
It doesn’t have to be a big production, and it doesn’t have to take you away from your daily life. In her book Loving My Actual Neighbour, Kuykendall elaborates on seven practices to love your neighbours where they are and where you are.
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