“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” Romans 13:8-10
Today, God wants you to know that you are to love your neighbors as you love yourself.
Jesus shared the Parable of a Good Samaritan so that we can identify our neighbors and how to love them.
In the story, the Lord pointed out that our neighbors are those who we meet every day. Regardless of their status, background, and ethnicity, we show God’s unconditional love to them.
And we are called to love not just in words but also in action. Similarly, how the good samaritan actively helped out, we should also love by practically reaching out and helping meet their needs.
For the Lord, loving your neighbor is more important than burnt offerings and sacrifices.