Dearly Beloved, Grace and Peace to you. The first commandment is, “You shall love the Lord your God...” The second is this, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” —Mark 12.29-31
Jesus joins Deuteronomy 6.5 with Leviticus 19.18: love of God and love of neighbor and love of self are one. God is One. There is only one love. It flows among the Trinity of God, self and others.
I love my neighbor as deeply as I love myself.
I love my neighbor as I wish God to love me.
I love my neighbor in the same manner as I love myself.
I love my neighbor as a way of loving myself.
I love my neighbor, who is myself.
Loving my neighbor is God loving me.
Deep Blessings, Pastor Steve
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