And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Our own humanity and relationship with someone will cause us to walk a mile with them. It’s when we go the second mile instead of giving up on someone or some situation that we really let our light shine and share the love of Jesus. Jesus never gives up on us and we need to learn to share His unlimited service with others. So long as someone is not asking us to do something immoral or illegal why would we not seize the moment to share the unlimited love of God that His only begotten Son has so freely shared with us?
It would seem in these days that if you’re not of the same political party, the same religious beliefs, and the same skin color or speak the same language then you are an enemy and need to be kept out, ostracized or attacked. In the self-centered world we live in it’s all too often, my way or the highway. When Jesus walked this earth He tried to go into the church but was rejected and then went out into the fields, highways and byways in order to share His unlimited and unconditional love, something that seems to be missing, for the most part, in today’s world.
President John Kennedy once said, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?” But the good Samaritan reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”
Regardless of who we are individually we all still come from the same Creator. The model prayer that Jesus taught in Matthew the sixth chapter begins with Our Father and not with my Father.
Let’s do something radically different and start sharing Jesus’ unlimited and unconditional love with one another instead of attacking one another.