When I was looking to buy my current home, my wife and I drove around and looked at dozens of houses over a couple months. We finally found a great house in a great neighborhood at a great price. We did not go around and interview the neighbors. We did not make our decision on whether or not we could tolerate our neighbors. In addition, in the past ten years, several of the homes have been sold and new neighbors have arrived. None of those neighbors interviewed us before purchasing their home. God uses the term "neighbor" in his command for us to love "our neighbors" for a distinct purpose. We don't pick our neighbors. We pick our house and then inherent the neighbors. Just like we don't pick our classmates, our teammates, our co-workers and to some extent, our families. God doesn't want us to merely love those we want to be around but He wants us to love everyone.
Lord, help me to love others.