Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursday, March 25th

“And Jesus answered him, ‘The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy mind, and with all they strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love they neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these’.” (Mark 12:29-31)

Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…mind…and strength. Give to God your first and full devotion. Seek His will and glory in all you do.

Love your neighbor as (you do) yourself. Desire the good of others as consistently and earnestly as you desire your own good. Be as patient and understanding and kind and gentle with them as you are with yourself. Know that we are all God’s beloved.

Love your neighbor as (you are) yourself. Be who you are - not who you might hope or pretend to be, not who others might expect you to be, not who you wish you were. That person doesn’t exist, and can’t love. Know that you are treasured.

Love everyone you know with everything you are.

Lord, let us know and share your love. Amen

Jennifer Shaw

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