We often hear the term “love your neighbor” but what does that really mean? Who is our neighbor anyway? And why is it important to love them? In an increasingly divided world, where people are often stretched to a place of little margin, this can feel overwhelming and impossible.
Today on the podcast, our own Alexandra Kuykendall joins us to talk about why the lost art of neighboring deeply matters. In fact, it may be more important than it has ever been. We discuss practicals like leaning into the awkward, how to lighten up, and why praying for hard people works.
Leading by example, Alex helps us understand how genuine, compassionate, and loving relationships with those right around builds not only a better community, but a better life.
Some Things You Heard On The Show:
“These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.” — Mother Teresa
“Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; act as if you did.” – C.S. Lewis
“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.” –St. Augustine
*On the podcast Krista attributed this quote to C.S. Lewis. It was St. Augustine who said it.
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