Saturday, July 14, 2007

Who's My Neighbor? A Quiz.

Tomorrow is Samaritan Sunday. Where this lawyer comes up to Jesus and wants to know how to secure eternal life -- he wants the iron-clad contract. No loopholes. So he asks Jesus. And Jesus says, you're a lawyer, you tell me. So the lawyer says: Love God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your mind. And, love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus, being at least as smart as a lawyer, recognizes these bits of law from Deuteronomy and Leviticus and says: You are correct, sir. I can almost see the lawyer turning to leave, hesitating, and then turning back and saying: And who, exactly, is my neighbor? Heaven forbid he love the wrong person and NOT secure eternal life.

I thought about a bunch of serious stuff, I promise, but I also couldn't help thinking about the challenges that even our nearest and dearest neighbors can pose.

So, here's a quiz. Name these neighbors from TV LAND. And, if you can, name the better known TV LAND residents who were their neighbors.

Neighbors and landlords

Neighbors, as well as dentist and director

How do we possibly love her? If ever there was a person for whom the term "Mind your own beeswax" was coined, it was her.

Struggled to find images of neighbors from 70s TV Land, but this one was pretty obvious. He's everybody's neighbor. Won't you be my neighbor?

Gotta love him.

Dennis had a neighbor by this name, too.

Heidely-ho, neighbor.

And, your nominations?


Elisabeth said...

Fred and Ethel Murtz!

Orangeblossoms said...

Love this post! I can't name them all.... but I can name most. This would have been a very funny sermon opener (with, of course, video!)