6 Ways You Can Love Your Neighbor During COVID-19
1. Create Online Community.
Online communities are growing especially during times like these. Here are list of possible online communities you could create.
- Facebook Group
- ZOOM Call
- iMessage Groups
- Facetime Calls
Just because your natural community is limited right now doesn't mean we can't connect with our neighbors through other communities together.
2. Call your Neighbors
Sometimes just checking on people is enough. During this time there is a temptation to be isolated and alone. People are afraid and need connection.
Sometimes simply picking up the phone can go a long way.
3. Pray for your Neighbors
Pray for your neighborhood. God is doing something in the hearts of the people I believe it. During this time the temptation is to be ME focussed. Praying for our neighbors gets our heart of the needs and struggles of others.
How powerful would it be if you and your family took 10 minutes to pray for the neighbors next door?
4. Gift a meal (Leaving meal at the door)
Be careful with this one. Understanding the 6 foot rule with COVID-19, there is no harm leaving a dinner on the porch for them. Many people have lost their job during this time. Even if someone can cook sometimes a nice meal to bless them and take some stress of their life can go a long way!
5. Have Conversation from Porch.
This has actually happened quit a bit in our neighborhood, but just because we are quarantined doesn't mean we can't have conversation. I've noticed I have spent quit a bit of time talking with neighbors from my porch. Again this is just to check in, see how they are doing and serve in other ways.
6. (IF ALLOWED) Volunteer together at Food Distribution Site
Now depending on the state, this may not be allowed. But there are some sites you can volunteer together to serve other people. One of the best ways to get to know people is through serving people on mission with Jesus. One of the best ways to get to know your neighbors is through serving your community together! (Again please aware of your state's condition and safety regulations for COVID-19)