Healing words from Matthew and Micah

Love your neighbor as yourself. Matt 22:39 Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly. Micah 6:8

The president does not dictate whether or not we can love our neighbors. The laws of the land do not decide whether we choose to treat one another with fairness and graciousness. The policies of a government do not decide whether we choose to be generous and compassionate. The attitudes of politicians, the press, our favorite celebrities, or our neighbors do not dictate our responses. We still have the same choices today that we have always had: to love, to embrace justice, to extend mercy, and to exhibit humility and humanity.

Lord, inspire and guide each of us in loving our neighbors, all our neighbors.