Philosophy of Neighbor

“‘So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?'” (Luke 10:36)

I heard a businessman say, “There are two things to be gained in every business deal: money and experience.  When you do business always get the money and give that other person the experience!”

According to the way the parable of Jesus ended with the verse above, when a devout disciple of Jesus is involved in a business deal, should they always get the money and give the other person the experience?

Jesus taught this parable in response to the question: “Who is my neighbor?” In His answer Jesus presented three philosophies of neighbor.  “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours will be mine just as soon as I can take it.” That was the philosophy of the thieves in this story.  “What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is yours” was the philosophy of the religious people Jesus profiled here.  Jesus’ philosophy of neighbor, however, was showcased by the Samaritan in this way: “What’s yours is yours and what’s mine is yours any time you need it.”

How should that philosophy of neighbor impact the way we do a business deal as committed followers of Jesus Christ?  The way we answer that question should make us think about our entire philosophy of life and not just our philosophy about how we do business.

What is your vision statement and what are your mission objectives in life?  Is your vision statement to get rich and are your mission objectives all the ways you can think making money?

What is your philosophy of neighbor?  Is your own personal vision statement in alignment with the philosophy of neighbor Jesus taught us?

5 Responses to Philosophy of Neighbor

  1. What’s up every one, here every one is sharing these familiarity, so it’s good to read this blog, and I used to go to see this webpage every day.

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about work office.

    Regards

  3. Linwood says:

    You’re so cool! I do not believe I’ve read through anything like that before.

    So good to discover somebody with a few original thoughts on this issue.
    Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is one thing that is needed on the web,
    someone with some originality!

  4. The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my apple ipad and tested to see if it can
    survive a forty foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation.
    My iPad is now broken aand she has 83 views. I know this is entirely off
    topic but I had to share it with someone!

  5. magnificent publish, very informative. I wonder
    why the opposite experts of this sector don’t notice this. You must continue your writing.
    I am sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: