Daily devotionals: day seven (Wednesday 16 May)

Girl in informal settlement

Read Mark 12:28-34



Jesus commands us to love our neighbours. He assured the Pharisee that love for his neighbour brings him closer to the Kingdom of God. 

In the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-27), Jesus gives a new definition of neighbour. In the Kingdom of God, a good neighbour helps anyone in need, no matter who they are.

Jesus acted out this example again and again during his ministry on Earth. What could reaching out to our neighbours in unexpected ways look like today? 

Do you have neighbours in need? Do you think Marcelin in Haiti is your neighbour? 


Marcelin moved a short distance after losing his home in Hurricane Matthew. Others have moved hundreds of miles because of disaster or conflict.

Together, there are millions of people who have fled their homes and remained in the same country, but they are largely ignored by the international community and denied the official protection afforded to refugees.  

Will you take action to protect internally displaced people today?