Loving, really loving, our neighbor

When healing is our goal, it's natural for conflict to yield to a deeper understanding of the love Jesus practiced.

Settling down to watch television one Thursday evening, I was surprised to realize that I probably knew more about the Huxtables—Bill Cosby's fictional television family—than I did about many of the real families living in my neighborhood!

It was an amusing thought at the time, but as the days went by I couldn't stop thinking about what that thought implied, quite seriously, about my genuine interest in our neighbors. It wasn't that I felt an urgent need to go door-to-door and learn all that I could about their personal lives. It was something more that concerned me.

February 24, 1992

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