“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35.
I’m certain that all of us identify with a group of people from a particular life circumstance or background and are filled with compassion and love for them. We find it easy to love these people as we love ourselves. Financial support apart, many of us still do not believe in labouring for the sake of His or Her fellows, family, neighbours, colleagues, etc. not knowing that such events of labour for another is our cheer responsibility as apostle Paul does not just work to help himself but also to help his companions. Note Hebrews 12:12-13.
I’m also more certain that all of us struggle—or have struggled—truly trying to love or loving our neighbor, because our neighbor takes on many forms, some are lovable while some are not okay enough spiritually, morally, financially, academically… , but what we can do to help each other grow and live to God’s taste is our responsibility on/from this struggle led by Jesus Christ. Mark 12:30-31, Leviticus 19:9-18..
The issue isn’t who our neighbor is and who we’re supposed to love. The issue is our hearts. Who are we? Who do we help? What can we do?