Mission Bite #141: Succeeding in Loving our Neighbor

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:34 (NIV)

One of my greatest curiosities is whether we, as Christians, are succeeding in loving our neighbor. Over the last year, I sat down with over one hundred Muslim migrants to Christian-majority contexts in this country to find an answer to that question. Over cups of coffee and tea, we chatted about their experience in their new “Christian” home.

Every single family said that they felt welcomed by their Christian neighbors. Furthermore, most had found a more pleasant and tolerant atmosphere when compared to their origin.

- Mike, CBF field personnel serving in Southeast Asia