Who is Our Neighbor?

02-16-2020The Sisters Corner

"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, '“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

God calls us to love Him with all our being and in loving Him to love our neighbor; but who is our neighbor?

Last month we had the opportunity to go down to Nogales, Mexico and visit our brothers and sisters who are searching for asylum here in the US. We spent two days with them, heard their stories, prayed together and most importantly did as much as it was in our power to bring Christ’s unending love to them.

Nogales, Mexico is 3 hours away from Tempe; people who suffer are so close to us. God is inviting us to open up the eyes of our hearts so that we can see and hear his voice saying: “Would you help me carry my cross?”

Let’s tune the strings of our hearts so that we can hear Him every day, His call to serve Him starts at home, with little things. It is incredible how much little things such as a smile or a hug can do in the life of a person.

May we all make an extra effort this week to try to serve God a little bit more, to put one more cup of love into things we do. You will see the difference, you will !nd a deeper joy in your heart and a stronger peace.