When a restaurant customer noticed his waiter, named Johnny, was having a particularly hard day, he responded in a way that most wouldn’t. Bri is an outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure. “With it being a Saturday delivery, and being that I carry a pretty large handbag that weighed 7 lbs, you can imagine it was NOT a cheap shipment!! The police then go to the next door neighbor to verify this report and the lady next door tells the police, "You can't believe her. Concerned with the well-being of the unborn baby, Ryan tried to reason with Crystal. It's not even a challenge to only Christians, but everyone who struggles with the desire to be a stakeholder in their community, yet are overwhelmed by the reality of living out that desire. All rights reserved. The shower. 3 December 2018 A few days ago I caught up with a soon-to-be-married couple who are already setting in motion a plan for a very different kind of life together. If I get the job, I will take you out for Chinese food." I am a 3rd year student and living in same apartment since I was 11 months old. Even with so little, she never hesitated to give back. Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a Christian, I reflected over the years as what it means to "love your neighbor." Every day a woman stood on her porch and shouted, “Praise the Lord!” And every day the atheist next door yelled back, “There’s no Lord!” One day, she prayed “Lord, I’m hungry. Please send me … Just because someone doesn’t appear to “deserve” a blessing, doesn’t mean we aren’t still called to love them the way the Lord commands us to. They built a friendship of mutual support, spending their birthdays, holidays and tough times together, over a period of eight years. 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Then they came to our house for our side of the story, and I showed them the video footage of our neighbor coming out and insulting us and threatening my dad. She wrote - So much of what you said really resonated with me. The ironic thing about it is that in loving her neighbor, the barista was used by God to bring comfort that surpasses all understanding. Then, he set up a campaign to raise the money to pay for the registry (now closed), along with an awesome video telling their story. “That’s when I told him, ‘Today is not the day.’”. Arbor Preparatory High School students were each given 17 sticky notes to symbolize the 17 lives lost in the most recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Now I live in New York City, and my "neighbor" is someone I don't know. A few minutes later, a cop car showed up, and he got out and spoke with our neighbor. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. He helped unload our unruly amount of crap into our hotel room, told us where all the rental car places were, gave the girls a hug, and told us to call if we needed anything.”. That’s one thing that the Bible and the World somehow always find a way to agree on. At Dutch Brothers. That’s just what Brendan Kelly did in October when bullets started raining down on the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. If everything is serious then, really, nothing is serious. The barista at the window handed Diana an iced coffee with a sweet and simple note scribbled on the top. Neighbors certainly help each other in many small ways every day but sometimes we’re reminded of just how powerful neighbors can be, especially when they band together. I was literally blocked in, so unless I wanted to back right up into the SUV behind me, I was about to be seen for the mess I really was.”. After breaking down in the middle of a busy interstate on a hot day in Alabama, Autumn Snyder was two hours from home and literally stuck. But once they got to the station, the police officer wasn’t finished neighboring them. He said, honestly, that he had no money. Officer Ryan Holets is a father of four from Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is true to the extent that I haven't yet caught the names of the couple who are subletting the apartment next to ours. She then proceeded to tell the dad that if he wanted to take a quick nap, she would hold the child so he could catch up on some sleep. But I say, 'Love your enemies.'" 1. This man whose generous tip was the blessing this waiter never saw coming. After her husband passed away, parking lots were Diana’s safe haven for grief. This barista who showed a hurting widow some much-needed love. Sometimes in my life I have been forced to put this … These students who “neighbored” their peers. A U.S. Marine, Brendan exceeded his duty to serve and protect. I met Brendan from my music business days, through our work with Lady Gaga (him as her DJ, me as her manager), long before I got involved in non-profit work. “She wanted me to know I wasn’t alone. Jesus said this: “You have heard that it was said: love your neighbour and hate your enemy. Jesus tells us in Matthew 5:44 to love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you (or your children) and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you. While running errands around Independence, Missouri, Katy Hurst decided to cruise through the drive-thru at her local Burger King.