Jesus gave us an assignment to love one another as we love ourselves. If you are a disciple, you love one another. You do not get to choose who you love. Neighbors are all around us. Neighbors watch out for us. You should not lie or slander but speak well of your neighbor.
The newly completed Good Shepherd Lutheran parking lot is the churches gift to the neighborhood. Attention and care went into the process of planning and the completion of the parking lot for the congregation. The plans speak of love for ourselves, love for the Lord and love for our church congregation as for ourselves.
Through Christ we are part of an estate plan. Being an heir with Christ is God’s family means we simply accept what has been planned and accomplished for us. The hard decisions have been made. Our part is to receive the love, care, compassion, and assurance of our inheritance through Christ. We experience joy and gratitude as we review our loves and think about what legacies we want to pass on after we’ve gone on to inherit what God has planned for us.
God is never far away. Parents are never far away from their child. We must not always reach out to protect the children in such a way that they will not learn. So God is with us - never far away as He watch over us. As He is with us, we should remember the Lord in our minds, our lips and our heart.
God loves us as He loved his son. Joy, comfort and peace comes to us from God. These emotions pass all understanding as we seek to be neighborly. As the Song of Day explained we must console to be consoled, pardon to be pardoned, understand to be understood, give to receive and love to be loved. To one another we should give hope to those who despair, light to those in darkness, and joy to those with sadness.
Visitors are welcomed to come worship at Kenedy’s Good Shepherd Lutheran at the 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Service, the 9:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School, and the 10:45 a.m. Traditional Service.