The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor

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  • Copyright: 2010-12-01
  • Publisher: Ivp Books

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Seeing rightly, says Mark Labberton, is the beginning of how our hearts are changed. Through careful self-examination in the Spirit, we begin to bear the fruit of love toward others that can make a difference. Here is a chance to reflect on why our ordinary hearts can be complacent about the evils in the world and how we can begin to see the world like Jesus.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Injustice of the Heartp. 13
Injustice and the Heartp. 16
Jesus and the Donkeyp. 18
What This Book Is Notp. 20
Power, Justice and Injusticep. 22
Changing the Heartp. 23
Turning on More Than a Dimep. 25
On Reading This Bookp. 26
A Work of Fiction?p. 29
Discovering Where We Live
Our Addressp. 33
It's All Good (Over Here)p. 38
It's What It Is (Over There)p. 41
If You Just Keep Movingp. 44
Paying Attention to Paying Attentionp. 47
The "We"p. 47
It's Plain as Factp. 49
Not a Problemp. 51
What's Inside Is Outsidep. 54
Sabbath Encouragementp. 57
The Problem of Misperceivingp. 61
How Misperception Shapes Self-Perceptionp. 64
Injustice Rolls Downp. 66
Learning to Seep. 69
The Broken Imagep. 69
Seeing as We Are Seenp. 71
Seeing in Ordinaryp. 73
Vision Versus Sightp. 76
Self-Seeingp. 79
My Own Broken Mirrorp. 79
Beyond the Social Bell Curvep. 81
The Bible and the Broken Mirrorp. 84
The Cruxp. 88
Compassionate Dispassionp. 88
Salty Memoriesp. 90
Matters of Identityp. 93
Field of Visionp. 94
Depth Perceptionp. 96
The Key to My Neighbor's Housep. 99
Dimnessp. 101
Sabbath Encouragementp. 104
Choosing Namesp. 109
Renaming Dustinp. 109
Wrong Namesp. 111
The Story of Naming and Misnamingp. 113
Do We Hear Ourselves?p. 115
A New Namep. 118
Life in the Namep. 118
Taxonomy of God's Heartp. 121
Social Namingp. 125
The Justice and Injustice of Namingp. 125
Naming and Powerp. 128
A Flairp. 129
Cool Guyp. 131
Linguistic Managementp. 133
Distorted Namesp. 136
Butter and Creamp. 136
Disabled Heartsp. 138
Haramip. 139
Changing Namesp. 142
A Contagion of the Heartp. 143
Viralp. 146
President Obamap. 148
Passive-Aggressivep. 150
Reality-Creatingp. 152
True Namingp. 154
Sabbath Encouragementp. 156
Free to Actp. 161
External Evidencep. 163
Face to Facep. 164
For God So Loved the Worldp. 167
Helen and Michaelp. 171
God's Contagion of Hopep. 172
On the Wayp. 175
An Offering of Abundance and Inadequacyp. 178
Sufferingp. 180
Grace upon Gracep. 180
Turning Pointp. 182
Two Lettersp. 184
The Teacherp. 186
Practicing Dignityp. 191
The Call to Practicep. 191
What God Sees, God Givesp. 193
The Act of Worshipp. 196
Toward a New Heartp. 196
Holy Worshipp. 197
Justice Is in the Name of Jesusp. 199
Worship as Reperceivingp. 200
Worship as Renamingp. 203
Worship as Reactingp. 206
Moving Dayp. 208
Sabbath Encouragementp. 211
Conclusion: Just Hopep. 214
Group Discussion Guidep. 218
Acknowledgmentsp. 235
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