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- Love starts with God, which he demonstrated when he sent Jesus to die for us.
- The first part of Jesus’s greatest commandment is to love God with our all. It is this love that move us toward the second commandment: loving our neighbors as ourselves.
- People have a natural tendency to love themselves and their own people or communities before they are willing to love people who are different.
- All people are created in God’s image, which means all people are valuable in God’s eyes.
- We need to “mind of Christ” to truly love our neighbors. But Jesus even washed Judas’s feet shortly before he betrayed him.
- On some level we are all victims, but we cannot adopt a “victim mentality.” We must transcend our circumstances and histories, but we also cannot dismiss wrongdoing, especially when it continually occurs.
Luke 10:36-37 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked. The man replied, “The one who showed him mercy.” Then Jesus said, “Yes, now go and do the same.”
This is part 2 of 3 in the Steps to Racial Healing series.