Day 13: Love for the City
So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
It’s easy to serve a neighbor when it’s just setting out their trash or loaning a couple of eggs. But sometimes it takes considerable time and energy to serve a neighbor. Sometimes it means going out of your way. Sometimes it means sacrificing what you want for what they need. Sometimes it means committing to follow up for months – or even years. But good deeds create good will and demonstrate the good news of Jesus in concrete ways.
Call to Action: If you don’t already know what your neighbors need, ask them! Volunteer to assist them. Stop with the good intentions that are never acted upon and just do something!
- What challenges/transitions are your neighbors going through that may create additional opportunities to serve them?
- What are the biggest obstacles to helping your neighbors?
- What will you do this week to serve a neighbor and intentionally seek to create a greater friendship between you?
Lord Jesus, everywhere you went you were serving people. You looked at them; you listened to them; you touched them. So often you gave them what they thought they needed, even if it wasn’t what you knew they ultimately needed. Teach me to love as you have loved and to serve as you have served. For Christ’s sake, Amen.