Neighborhood healing and the Golden Rule

A new home in a neighborhood of "problem" children adds new meaning to the old question "Who is my neighbor?"

Is it really possible to love other people's children as we do our own? Is it even possible to approach this ideal realistically? And if we try, how do we draw the line between troublesome meddling and the genuine love that heals?

A healing of animosity and difficult relations with some children in our neighborhood taught me that God's law of love never compromises with evil but gets at the root of the difficulty and heals it. As I worked to solve this problem, however, one very basic rule of healing stood out to me: universal love doesn't operate within the narrow limits of personal opinion. Rather, human opinion must inevitably yield to God, divine Mind.

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