This Sunday, Pastor Eric led us through Jesus’ answer to this question.
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12-29-31)
Love God and love your neighbor. It sounds so simple. So why is it so difficult?
Two thousand years later. I’m still asking the same question. Except it sounds a bit different in my modern day, complicated world.
I can’t do it all God, so you’re just going to have to help me prioritize. What’s most important?
- Being faithful to my spouse and children?
- Being honest in my daily work?
- Serving the poor and disadvantaged?
- Giving my money (or my time)?
- Taking time to rest and worship?
It’s about love.
A love that gets me out of bed in the morning. A love that fills my empty heart during quiet moments. A love that gives me peace as I lay my head to rest, not knowing what tomorrow will bring.
I’d rather live for love than a list. Lists weight us down. Love fills us up.
How about you?