Monday, February 10, 2014

Life is a Lesson in Learning to Love

In review of Matthew 22:37-39 it says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: ‘Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself"


Bottom Line:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul and mind, this is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important commandment is to love you neighbor/others as much as you love yourself.

What this means to me:
The highest priority for my life should be to Love the Lord my God with all my heart, soul and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment for me. The second most important commandment is similar, and it is to love my neighbor/others as much as I love myself. My life can get really busy and I often have lots of things to accomplish.  However, If I want my life to really count, I’ll need to better focus it on things that God considers important.. I don’t have time for everything, and not everything is of equal value. Matthew 22:36-39 says, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second most important is similar: ‘Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself’” (LB). Jesus tells me, there are two things more valuable in life than anything else and it is: loving God and loving each other. And God put me here on earth to do two thing:. to learn to love Him and to learn to love others. Contrary to popular belief, life is not about acquisition, accomplishment, or achievement. In the long run, I won’t take my career, my car or my house to Heaven. The one thing I will take is my character. I’m taking the part of me that lasts forever. God put me on Earth for time I’ve been given so I can learn to love him with all my heart and learn to love others. Overall, life is one giant lesson in learning to love. In order to best accomplish this, I need to remember to stop what I’m doing and focus on what people are saying to me when they engage me. I need to take the time to notice and to reach out to them, even if it’s a just a brief conversation, to show interest in them.

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