How can you follow the Lord’s invitation to reach out in love to “strangers?”
34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.
[W]e know that reaching out to others with love matters to the Lord. Consider these scriptural admonitions:
“The stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself.”
“Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”
And the Savior said:
“For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
“Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me.”
The Savior lovingly acknowledged the widow whose contribution was only two mites because she did what she could. He also told the parable of the good Samaritan, which He concluded saying, “Go, and do thou likewise.” Sometimes reaching out is inconvenient. But when we work together in love and unity, we can expect heaven’s help.
Sister Linda K. Burton