Friday, March 20, 2009

Lent, Day 24

" 'The second is this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." There is no other commandment greater than these.' " Mark12:31

The two "greatest" commands Jesus gave them were the summary of the Ten Commandments: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength; and, Love your neighbor as yourself. How do we accomplish this second command?

Think about how much we love ourselves. We bathe ourselves. We give our bodies rest. We feed our bodies to sustain our lives. We clothe our bodies to keep them warm (and maintain modesty!). We do what is necessary to keep ourselves alive and comfortable. That's how much we love ourselves. And so, that's how much we are to love our neighbor!

My offering to God: I will perform a kind deed for someone in need.
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