10443204_mLove for my neighbor is a consequence of my love for God.  My love for God must redound to loving my fellow pilgrim – without getting to choose who he is.  It is the Lord who situates us.  It is He who placed me next to my neighbor today.  May I take his command seriously.

O God, help me to love my neighbor before I decide whether I like him.  May my experience of companionship blossom to communion with you.