Love Your Neighbor and Other Spiritual Truths - 9.11.16 - 10.23.16
When Europe was falling apart in the 1940’s, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote a little book called Life Together. It was an exploration of the fundamental “neighborly” or communal aspect of Christian faith. Sometimes we say that the love of Christ shows up in our hearts. A better way to say that is the love of Christ shows up in our relationships. We are part of many communities: family, church family, national community… the list goes on. Paying attention to this fundamental truth of Christian faith is what gives our faith energy and hope. But, because people are people, it is also why we need to time and again remind ourselves that Jesus calls us to love our neighbor.