Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Do I have to love everyone?
Good morning, and I hope today's blog finds you well. As we continue to focus on loving God and Loving our neighbor as ourselves I would like us to look at a news story dealing with deportation this morning. You can find the story at the following link:
After you have watched the link please review Matthew 22: 34-40
34 When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, 35and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ 37He said to him, ‘ “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” 38This is the greatest and first commandment. 39And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
Please reflect today on how God would want us to respond or act in situations like this. Reflect on everyone's comments in the video and ask yourself how you truly feel and why? Focus on who we are truly called to love our brother and sister, what are the limits on such love, are there any?
Until tomorrow be well. Pastor J