The most well-known, and perhaps even the most important of the teachings of Yeshua (Jesus), is to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).
There are plenty of countries whose governments and citizens adhere to the Judeo-Christian ethos of helping others. But, as Yeshua taught, “If you love [only] those who love you, what reward do you get?” (Matthew 5:46).
The real test is loving those who hate you, not only in word, but also in deed.
Israel Today recently visited Rambam Hospital in Haifa where that very precept is being obeyed. Outside of the international spotlight, wounded Syrians are being treated without hesitation or discrimination.
The rest of this story can be read in the December 2013 issue of Israel Today Magazine.