Even though I live in a major metropolitan area, I'm on a street that is pure country. Most on our street abide by the rule, love your neighbor as yourself. During hurricane Francis, we had trees down everywhere. My husband, who has a heart of gold, didn't even wait for the rain to stop before he got out there with the chainsaw cutting up and moving branches to clear the road. He and the other neighbors worked tirelessly making a pathway for those trapped. Everyone worked together toward a common goal. I believe that's how God intended for us to be, helping one another out of love. It was a great lesson for my children too; they now do their part to help others without grumbling or complaining. There may come a time when all we have is one another, where law enforcement and first responders are unavailable, so go out of your way to be kind and helpful, you never know when you might need them.
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:14-15