Do you know someone like this?
A smart aleck that would love nothing more than to make you look foolish in front of others?
That may have been the intent of a “religious” teacher when asking Jesus, “Of all the important commandments, which is the most important?” Jesus replied, actually with two commandments – Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself.
Although Carla and I spent a good deal of time with “the least of these” over the past 10+ years, it hit us that we don’t really know our “neighbors”, like the people that live on our own block.
Answer? Christmas Cookies!
Little brings a smile to one’s face and invites a conversation than being greeted on a Saturday morning by two smiling neighbors and plate full of sugar-rich treats. We’ve done this on a Saturday before Christmas for 6 years now and we’re finally learning people’s names and a little more about them.
Sure, is the more and more significant things to be done? How about a place to start? Sharing something from you to your neighbor?