From the Pastors desk

Leviticus 19:18b “…but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.”

In a selfie-driven world we need to remember to let others into the picture. One of the truths most impressed upon my mind as a child was an acronym for Joy. It was a simple but powerful truth. To have joy, real Joy put Jesus first, Others second and Yourself last:

J – Jesus

O – Others

Y – Yourself

And when you do this you will find lasting joy. Loving others in the same manner that we love ourselves seems to be a sacrificial love until you realize that God ordained this order and when it is played out properly everyone is loved as they would want to be loved. Jesus summed up all of the Old Testament Commandments by saying “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.” Luke 10:27 Loving others and letting them into the picture is key to fulfilling God’s desires for our lives.

We will have a much more fulfilling life when we let others into the picture.


  – Pastor D. Jason McNeese