All too often as we encounter the needs in our community... we freeze. Appearing before us is the need of a "neighbor". We then tend to get overwhelmed by it and feel that our small contribution will be like a drop in a bucket. Or, perhaps we are too busy and don't want to be taken advantage of. "If I help this person with this thing, what could they ask for next?"
Mission does not just happen "over there" - it is also right here on our doorsteps.
That word grabs me..."neighbor". Sounds a lot like the discussion I led a few weeks ago about the "Good Samaritan" in Luke 10.
God is echoing this message to me and everyone around me.