Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

You are the person who ignores me at lunch.

You are my best friend in the whole world.

You are the classmate I make fun of in gym.

You are the guy who laughed at me when I fell down the stairs.

You are the teacher who gives me five pounds of homework every single day.

You are the person who helps me with my Algebra almost every night.

You are the girl who stopped to help me pick up the mess I made.

You are the people who are at my church on Sunday but who party on Saturday night.

You are the friend who shares my secrets with the whole school.

You are the person I cut off in the parking lot.

You are the person who made me fall in love and then broke my heart.

You are the co-worker that drives me crazy the quickest.

You are the people who support me in my Christian walk.

You are the disabled person whom no one talks with.

You are the class clown who makes everyone laugh, but whom no one befriends.

You are the guy who asks me the same question every time you see me.

You are the captain of the football team, the clerk at the grocery store, the organizer of the drinking club in town, the mailman, the woman in tears just needing a hug, the leader of SGA, the guy holding the sign on the highway, the pregnant teenager in the doctor’s office, the mean lady at the counter, the little boy whose mom isn’t watching him.

You are my neighbor.


“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’  Everything hangs on these two commandments.”  (Matthew 22:37-40)


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