Sunday Faith Blog

The Greatest Commandment

“28 One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no commandment greater than these.”  Matthew 12: 28-31

Amen.

love god

“My ears had heard of you
    but now my eyes have seen you.
Therefore I despise myself
    and repent in dust and ashes.”  Job

And God approved of his waking up to Him and blessed Job’s last days…

Have a great Sunday!~
Z

 

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14 Responses to Sunday Faith Blog

  1. jerrydablade says:

    Amen! Have a great one, Z!

  2. And who IS my neighbor?
    Certainly not that Aziz guy at the party store…

  3. bocopro says:

    I’m neither a religious nor irreligious person. My take on the whole shebang is my kinda unique, my own own and somethin I don’t often discuss in detail.

    But that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the homilies, the parables, the aphorisms, the distilled observations of countless generations of people wholly engaged in the tricky business of being human.

    As a teacher, I also realize that people don’t like lectures; they prefer stories. So . . . here’s a story:

    The Gift of Time

    The last wishes of Alexander the Great………
    On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:

    1. The best doctors should carry his coffin …

    2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery ….

    3. His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for all to see !!

    One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain.
    Here is what Alexander the Great had to say :

    1. “I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal ..”

    2. “I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, will stay on earth..”

    3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is : TIME.

    We do not take to our grave any material wealth. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.

    When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back . Our time is our life !

    The best present that you can give to your family and friends is your TIME.

    May God grant you plenty of TIME, to share with all.

  4. geeez2014 says:

    THanks, Jerry.

    Ed, actually….

    bocopro…it’s all how you look at it. Thanks for the story.

  5. Mal says:

    Bocopro, I guess that’s why when a criminal “does time” he is paying the ultimate price.
    On another subject, In light of the attack in Paris, I wonder if our “President” is now able to say the words “Muslim Terrorists”?

  6. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, well said about the ultimate price and ‘doing time’….
    He did say terror…but I’m not sure he said Islamic..

    I love CNN and MSNBC talking about how ISIS isn’t really ISLAMIC…..as if they don’t know the first initial of the acronym?!!!!

  7. geeez2014 says:

    Also….this morning during the Book study before church, the first thing we opened to in the new book was “Love the Lord with all your heart…and love your neighbors as yourself” How wild is that? Happens a LOT that things kind of invade your space when you’re SUPPOSED TO hEAR IT :=-)

  8. Kid says:

    I don’t necessarily love my neighbor. I’m a trust but verify kinda guy. And I will never love a moslem.

    And apparently there is a lot of evidence that Alexander the great was a homosexual. fwiw.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_the_Great

    Control F “homo”

  9. Bob says:

    Actually, our enemies are our neighbors as far as Christ is concerned. We need to get used to the idea we need to pray for those infidels, too. We need to get used to this idea. It is fundamental to Christianity.

  10. Mustang says:

    Amen, Z.

  11. geeez2014 says:

    Bob, absolutely right..a VERY VERY hard pill to swallow that God loves all. VERY hard pill.
    Thanks.

    Mustang, yup.

  12. Bob says:

    It’s a hard thing to do, but I am trying, Z.

  13. geeez2014 says:

    Me, too, Bob…. Me, too.

  14. Mal says:

    Maybe we could love a Muslim terrorist to death? Just wonderin’

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