Bottom Line


Each of us has one grand purpose to fulfill: to love.


Mark 12:32-34
The scribe said to Jesus, “Well said, teacher. You are right in saying, ‘(God) is One and there is no other than he.’ And ‘to love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself’ is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”


The scribe had asked Jesus to give him the greatest commandment.

Jesus told him that it was to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to love your neighbor as yourself.

How’s that working for you?

When you boil it down to the basic tenet of how to live this life…it’s comes down to love.

God is not asking for “burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

We don’t need to convince or coerce God to love us.

God is Love.

We are already eternally loved as children of God.

The only sacrifice asked of us is to sacrifice our ego-centered desires so we can be free to fulfill God’s desires for us.

God loves all and asks that we do the same. This will require that each of us undergo a change of heart. Jesus showed us that God is interested in our transformation.

Each of us has to take this greatest commandment to heart.

If we lived it each moment…we would “not be far from the kingdom of God.”


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Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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