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You Can Be a Good Neighbor Every Day
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Jesus taught the importance of the commandment to “love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.”1 But who exactly is your neighbor? Is it the person in the apartment next door? Or the family down the street? Or maybe the teacher who lives out of town? Could it also be someone you meet who is from a different country or maybe even a different culture?

Being a good neighbor to someone doesn’t mean you have to know the person; rather it means being neighborly in your interactions with those whose path you cross or those who life places you in contact with. You can be a good neighbor by being kind and considerate of others, respectful in your interactions, honest and truthful, and generous in your actions. In this way, you can follow this commandment of caring for your neighbor and manifesting loving concern to the people you encounter throughout your day.

Here are some ways to be a good neighbor to others.

  • Greet those who live nearby as you go to and from your home.
  • Visit and encourage someone who is sick.
  • Invite someone to play with you.
  • Help your parent or grandparent with household chores.
  • Show appreciation to those who do jobs that benefit you and your community.
  • Manifest good manners when enjoying an activity with a large group of friends.
  • Be calm and patient when shopping or running errands with your parents.
  • Behave well for a sitter who is caring for you while your parents are away.
  • Be respectful and attentive to your teachers and coaches.

Can you think of other ways to manifest God’s love and be a good neighbor?

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone” (Galatians 6:10 ESV).
“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11 ESV).

1 Matthew 22:39 ERV

Enjoy the audio “Love Thy Neighbor” that is based on Galatians 5:14.

Authored by Evan Kallen. Illustrated by Didier Martin. Designed by Roy Evans.
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2022 by The Family International
Tagged: compassion, love, god's law of love, kindness and courtesy