This was the first thing I saw when I turned onto Atlanta's Auburn Avenue. After taking pictures of this convicting and moving sign, I walked down the street to see Martin Luther King Jr.'s church and the memorial where he and his wife are buried, with the Eternal Flame burning nearby. When I think back to that day, there are a lot of powerful images that come to mind. This is one that I haven't been able to shake—and hope that I never will.
Who is allowed to be our neighbor? And how do we treat them? Jesus answers these questions by telling the story of the Good Samaritan, reminding us that a good neighbor is someone who is looking out for the well-being of all the people around them, not just the ones that look and think like them. As individuals, as a city, as a nation, we will be known by how we treat our neighbors.