Love God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength
Reflection by Maria Cassia
“Jesus answered, “The first is, “Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, you shall love your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no other commandment greater than these.’
All of our lives should be based on these pillars of Christianity. There is a difference between the 1st greatest commandment and the second one. The first love is one of Worship and Adoration while the second one is filial love.
Still, love God above all! When one loves God fully and devotedly, the 2nd commandment is easy to follow. The grace of God being showered on you as you love Him 100 percent, no doubt, no ifs and buts: you will love your neighbour spontaneously. Why? It’s because, only His grace and mercy will provide all the rest that we need.
In the same way, if one loves and obeys his Boss politely, that one will find his work with his co-workers easier because the grace of unity and friendship with the Boss binds all with blessings!
This is not a secret but it’s the great truth. Love the Creator of all things first and foremost. All things will follow and all will be given unto you.
The others will argue, Love your neighbours first! No, love God Almighty first. We love you, God Almighty in your Son Jesus by the grace of Holy Spirit! We love our neighbours too, as You have commanded. Thanks forever and ever. Amen