Daily reading: 16 May

Reaching out to your neighbours.

Something to read

You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

Mark 12:31 from full reading Mark 12:28-34

Something to think about

Jesus commands us to love our neighbours. He assured the Pharisee that love for his neighbour brings him closer to the kingdom of God. In the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), Jesus gives a new definition of neighbour. In the kingdom of God, a good neighbour helps anyone in need, no matter who they are. Jesus acted out this example again and again during his ministry on Earth. What could reaching out to our neighbours in unexpected ways look like today? Do you have neighbours in need? Do you think Marcelin in Haiti is your neighbour?

Something to do

You can make our invisible neighbours visible.

Get your church to build a home, using our printable bricks, to show your solidarity with displaced people around the world. Download your bricks of hope here.

Your generous gifts make sure that our partners can continue to support vulnerable communities, both those who are displaced and those who host them.

Something to pray

Kingdom prayer

Holy God, in your kingdom

The strong need the weak,

The rich are transformed by the poor,

The fortunate are welcomed by the homeless.

Your kingdom is built by those who expect their God to come.

Amen.

The reflections this week are based on the Christian Aid Week devotional.