My friend Scott gave a very good children’s sermon today, walking kids around the church to meet people who were their neighbor — everyone they meet is their neighbor.  And I found myself thinking, “stranger danger!”  He’s the father of small children himself, but I found myself wanting to qualify his message (and thinking children that age don’t understand qualifications).  Maybe something like when you are with your family, then whenever you meet someone new you want to smile at them — but not with strangers you have never met when you are alone.  Even adults may need this qualification (but they should be able to deal with it).  People we don’t know are not necessarily safe!  But adults can deal with this.  And we are called (by Jesus) to see all people as our neighbor.  And we are called to love our neighbor.

So what are you thinking as you read this?

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