SMS 42: Matthew 22:37,39

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.

Loving God means loving your ‘neighbor’, but we can’t choose our neighbors, so God is commanding us to love those around us without exception or choosing – yes, even the people we hate. Seems impossible? Not if He can help it. 🙂

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