A stunning (though elementary, really) revelation
Starting with the first couple of weeks in the semester, there was a guy in one of my classes that sort of annoyed me with the tone of his questions and his general attitude in class.
Two weeks ago, I gave a lesson in church on the great commandment in Matthew 22:34-40, where Jesus says that the great commandment is twofold: You must love God wholly, and you must love your neighbor as yourself.
Last weekend, as I was hanging our tent out to dry after my wife and I returned from a camping trip, the aforementioned classmate parked his car a few spaces from ours and headed into his apartment across the street. I hadn’t realized he lived there.
Immediately, two thoughts crossed my mind: First, Oh man, that guy’s my neighbor. Then, immediately, Oh man, that guy’s my neighbor.
I’ve been asking God to show me where I’m not like him, and it’s (strangely?) comforting that he is happy to oblige.
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Tags: Humility, Love