Jesus already defined who our neighbor is when he told the story of the good samaritan. Anyone we come in contact with is our neighbor. With that out of the way we move to the more difficult part. As a Christian, it is very easy to love my neighbor especially if that neighbor is my friend or another Christian. Though we are not perfect, Christians do an ok job of loving one another. But how do we love those neighbors that do not follow our beliefs. How should a Christian love a homosexual? How should a Democrat love a Republican? How should a pro-life supporter love a pro-choice supporter? These are the questions I am more interested in.
So how do we love those whom we disagree with? The first thing that comes to my mind is being right. We as Christians sometimes focus so much on the fact that we believe that we are RIGHT, that we forget that that is not the point. Besides some people don't believe that we are right and may need convincing. Now is the way to convince someone that they are wrong by holding up a sign that says "God Hates Fags"? To quote a John Mayer song, "