I think there are three definitive reasons that we aren’t loving our neighbors properly.
We live in a country in which we will go in debt to buy bigger and better houses, faster cars, and updated iPhones all while we are ignoring the fact that 22,000 children die around the world everyday due to starvation.
When we look at the scriptures it is pretty clear that even Jesus needed times of solitude. If the Savior that we follow had meaningful quiet times, maybe we should focus on doing the same.
You see, to follow Jesus means to put your faith in Him and His work on the cross. But from there we are called to follow Him by loving God and loving others. Jesus considered this to be the most important command.
Most importantly, minimalism is a gateway to finding more time to spend, more money to give, and more attention to focus on the people in our lives.
Why is that we are so obsessed with ourselves? That even though we live in one of the most prosperous time ever we can still find things to complain about all the time?
Don’t just take your kids to church. Instead show them what it looks like to love the Lord and to be an active member of Jesus’ Church.
As a Christian our relationships will never be perfect but they should be better than what the world has presented to us.
Yes, allowing refugees into our country could get messy. But love is always messy at some point or another.
When we finally realize our need for Him and our hearts return to Him we will be overwhelmed by a feeling that we know so well… finally, we are home.