Love and the Common Good

Could it be that our biggest challenge is to move from a “me” perspective to a “we” perspective? Could it be that Jesus’ command to “love your neighbor as yourself” moves us more in the direction of community responsibility than we may have imagined?

Loving our neighbor means loving our neighborhood. 

Scripture: Genesis 1, 12, 2
Topics: Economics, Common Good, Love
Church: Christ Community Church, Kansas City

About the Author

Tom Nelson serves as the president of Made to Flourish and is the author of Work Matters: Connecting Sunday Worship to Monday Work, Five Smooth Stones: Discovering the Path to Wholeness of Soul, Ekklesia: Rediscovering God’s Design for the Church, and The Economics of Neighborly Love: Investing in Your Community's Compassion and Capacity.  Tom is a regular speaker and facilitator on faith, work, and economics. He is also the senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Kansas City. He has served on the Board of Regents of Trinity International University and is on the leadership team of the Oikonomia Network. He graduated with a master’s of theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and received his doctorate from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Tom and his wife, Liz, have two grown children and reside in Leawood, Kansas.