--Leviticus 19:33-34 (The Message)
God's chosen people were given many directives relating to their mode of living. To fail in the observance of these rules was to sin, and atonement was required.
It was made clear to the People that those who were aliens and chose to dwell among them were to be treated with respect, and with the same consideration one would give to his own, to abide with them in love, in fact.
But this is Old Testament law, by which we are not bound. Really? Jesus said, Think that I am come , or prophets: I am come , but fulfil. (Matthew 5:17 KJV) And then He reiterated the law of love, stating that the two greatest commandments were to love God, and to love your neighbor. Then he upped the ante when He said, But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which you, and persecute you. (Matthew 5:44 KJV)
Thus I am asking myself this morning, Mister, are you living the love that Christ showed to you, and demands from you?
Probably to shut off the news channels and open the Bible would be of great benefit to most of us.