Lutheran Witness: February 2019

Who is your neighbor? And what does it mean to “love your neighbor as yourself”? This February, The Lutheran Witness is exploring what it looks like when Lutherans show God’s love to neighbors in need.



  • Mercy in the Early Church — Joel Elowsky
  • Mercy from the cross — Carl C. Fickenscher II
  • Who is my neighbor? — Robert Zagore
  • Though the earth gives way — Randall Ehrichs
  • Behold my servant — William Weedon
  • ‘God provides’ — Rachel Bomberger
  • More than a nicety — Derek Wolter


  • world views: A monthly news column from Gene Edward Veith
  • searching scriptures: The love of strangers — Kent Schaaf
  • bene+diction: The power of mercy — Paul Gregory Alms

From the editor

Pop quiz!

  1. Who is my neighbor?
    a. That wacky guy next door.
    b. Any person God has put in my life.
    c. Any person for whom Christ shed His blood.
    d. All of the above
  2. How do I show God’s love to my neighbors?
    a. Provide for their earthly needs.
    b. Offer them shelter during a hurricane.
    c. Build them a wheelchair ramp.
    d. Tell them about Jesus.
    e. Visit them in a nursing home.
    f. Welcome them into the Church.
    g. All of the above (and more).

Pencils down. Ready to check your answers? Read on.

In His mercy,
Rachel Bomberger
Managing Editor, The Lutheran Witness

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