Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour

Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbour

Linda Etherington
Country
Born 1969, Washington; Residing Utah
Dimensions
39.5 x 52.25 x 2.5 in.
Medium
Oil on board

The left painting depicts blessings of God—a cheery sunny day. The right side likewise depicts God’s blessings—life-supporting rain. We are to become, the Savior charged in Matthew 5:45, like God, who "maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust." God’s children love their neighbors, regardless of debate, strife, or agendas.

"We can live in tolerance and patience and kindness, seeking to find the good in all of those around us, even and especially for those who are not exactly like us."