Meaning of Life

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Learning how to love everyone and everything is why we’re here.

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Mark 12:30-31

“‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’”

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This was the answer Jesus gave to the religious leader who had asked Him which was the first of all the commandments.

Basically, Jesus said that “to love” was the top priority.

How can we do this?

First off…by not judging others.

Secondly, by not dividing everything we look upon as either “in” or “out” but instead accepting all things as being included. That doesn’t mean we have to agree with everything…but that we can disagree without “casting out.”

Jesus showed us what happens when we “cast out” another by becoming the one cast-out…and nailed to a cross.

Jesus made it quite clear that loving our neighbor includes loving our “enemies” (Matthew 5:44).

How quickly we dismiss or ignore this!

What Jesus wants is for each of us to focus on “loving” better…so that each of us is transformed.

For when you love…as Jesus told the religious leader, “You are not far from the kingdom of God” (Mark 12:34).

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Remember…God loves you!

 

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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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