STOP AND THINK – To love your neighbor you must know your neighbor. (Ben Stevens, Alaskan politician)

Some say that love is blind, but can that really be true? Can you love someone you haven’t seen or don’t know? It certainly would be much easier to love a person if we could get to know him or her. And, we are to love them; so if we are to do so, we must make the effort to get acquainted with our neighbor, to interact and then, to love.

To love him (God) with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices. (Mark 12:33)