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My neighbour includes everyone and everything

From Malkhaz Songulashvili

Malkhaz is a baptist pastor from the country of Georgia. He is a peace activist and support/works/advocates for Muslims, Yezidis, Jews, people or faith or none, people of different sexual identities.

3 months ago
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Our neighbours are not only people but everything that has been created which makes our lives whole: animals, plants, trees, whatever makes our lives so beautiful and so impressive.

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And I should say, I should admit and confess if you like that there was times that I thought that our neighbours are people of this church of this denomination. And then as I progressed in my life I saw perhaps my neighbours, our neighbours are all Christians regardless real denominations, being Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans.
And as I progressed further I discovered that our neighbours are not only the people of similar faith but people of any faith. And then when I reached this point I realized that we can go beyond.
Our neighbours are not only people but everything that has been created which makes our lives whole: animals, plants, trees, whatever makes our lives so beautiful and so impressive. So I think seeing God's imprint not only in human beings which is very important, and I always like to say my friends and people that I envy Hindus who meet their, when they meet with namaste in adoration of God's presence in somebody else's life.
And we, I think we need to see God's presence not only in human beings but everything that is surrounding us. Because if we confirm and accept that God is creator, He is creator of everything visible and invisible and therefore a respectful attitude to us, everyone, and everything is very important.

Director's note

In this interview, Malhkaz explains his journey of embracing everything as his neighbours.

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