Are You Taking Care Of Your Neighbor?

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Are you taking care of your neighbor? Read Ezekiel's words from 34:2-6 in order to find out, "The word of the Lord came to me: Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock. You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals. My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered over the whole earth, and no one searched or looked for them." 

Here are some questions that you may need to ask yourself:

  • Are you quiet with your faith or do you express it externally? "Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves!"

  • When you have the means, do you take care of the people who are less fortunate? "You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock."

Are you a disciple who is making other disciples? "You have not strengthened the weak or healed the sick or bound up the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals. My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered over the whole earth, and no one searched or looked."