Matthew 22:36-40 – Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
We all want to be loved; treated with respect, kindness, and love; be supported in our endeavors; and feel appreciate and understood. In the process of our personal wish list, we must also remember that this is the same list we must use toward others. Just as we want to be loved, we should love others in the same manner:
- We should treat others we the same level of respect, kindness, and love…even greater!
- We should support others and encourage them in their projects, goals, and dreams.
- We should strive to understand and appreciate those around us.
Though the needs of others may differ from our own, it does not negate our responsibility to seek God on ways to meet their needs.
There is more to ‘life’ than pleasing ourselves…
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