Love Thy Neighbor

This post courtesy of Linda Dunscombe member of The Crossing…

Last night on my way to the Family Easter Celebration (which was awesome by the way), I followed a line of cars turning onto Southland drive. A few yards down the road, the truck in front of me stopped, rolled down his window and waved me forward. I pulled up and asked if I could help. The man in the truck proceeded to scold me, “you people drive way too fast and I need to back into my driveway.” I apologized and explained “I’m sorry, I thought you were going to the same place I was.” The man immediately retorted “Well, I’m not. I am just trying to get in my driveway.”

As I drove the rest of the way to the parking lot, I was convicted of all the times I had hurried down Southland Drive. I had been more concerned about finding a parking space, getting my kids to their classes and finding a seat in the sanctuary, than I had been concerned about the people who live on Southland Drive. I am assuming from the phrase “you people” that I am not the only one guilty of this.

I don’t think any of us could argue that the residents of Southland Drive do not fall into the category of “neighbor”. The most obvious way to show love to these neighbors is to slow down. I think it will be difficult for The Crossing to be seen as a blessing in the community if we are seen as a terror to our neighbors.

(Hopefully finishing the Grindstone Access will help alleviate some of this problem.)

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