Who is my neighbors ?
Our neighbors are those who have gone through a messy divorce, bankruptcy, other public humiliation and suddenly find their social circle has shrunk significantly. Those whom the world finds easiest to belittle - perhaps in fear of becoming like them sharing their fate - are our neighbors.
The Bible reminds us that it is wrong to ride with the tide of public opinion when it belittles those in need. Instead, we are called to help our neighbors by offering friendship and the reassurance of support. We are commanded to welcome those "survivors" whom society has "voted off the island." In fact, we are to consider them as close as neighbors.