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    Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself, Unless They Are (fill in the blank)

    “But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:34-40)   Was there anyone that Jesus didn’t love?…

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    Dear Diary: Focusing on Others

    Dear Diary, I have to say that it just feels so good to love others, to invite them into our home, to sometimes disagree with their choices, but to love them all the same. We had 20+ people in our home last night for an Italian Buffet and Fellowship Night. We met some people for the first time. Our new neighbor offered to provided the lasagna for the meal. I was stunned by her generosity, but, apparently, there are two things she really enjoys: cooking and dinner parties. When she arrives at the door with food in hand, she immediately becomes the life of the party. It’s a beautiful thing…