Love your neighbor

Jesus wasn't the first person to say, "Love your neighbor as yourself." There are many times when Jesus quoted the Scriptures and used those text to speak about the Kingdom of God. I've always liked this command in Leviticus that instructs Israel to leave part of the harvest for others.

How can we do that today? I know it takes an intentional mindset and a spirit of generosity built into our daily lives. Make it a habit to use what you have to share with others. Use your time and skill sets to help others. What a joy it is to have what someone needs and be able to offer it freely. 

Use your relationship with God and your faith to share the richness of life with others. Be caring and edifying and bring blessing with you wherever you go. Allow the Holy Spirit to give love, kindness, goodness, peace and joy to others through your open life.

The farmer doesn't make a show of leaving corners of his fields unharvested. He just goes about his business with a generous and grateful heart. I imagine it brough joy to see others coming expectantly to gather food for their families.

Lev. 19:9-10,18 (ESV) "When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. 10And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God....but you shall love your neighbor as yourself:.."

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