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Who really is my neighbor?


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 1:31pm

Editor’s Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his columns. This column ran in 1994.

It is not enough to say “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

We need to know who the neighbor is, and to turn love into service, words into deeds.

There are two types of neighbors we don’t know very well. We don’t know the poor, at least the way they live, and we don’t know the enemy, the one in wartime we are called upon to kill.

Most often we know these people as pictures....

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