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. 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.31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.There is no commandment greater than these.”
God is calling us unto a perfect relationship of love.
For Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8).
Love is the greatest of all.
Let us open our heart to others.
When we love our neighbors as we have loved ourselves, we create a healthy, friendly and peaceful environment and world.
Imagine what the world would look like if there was love.
Even when prophecies and other activities would die, the language and practice of love would never die.
The Bible concluded in 1 Corinthians 13:13, that faith, hope and love would abide forever, but love is the greatest.
Lord help me to love not just my neighbors but even those that do persecute me.