Matthew 22: 37-40 (Amplified Bible)

And He replied to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect).  This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment.  And a second is like it.  You shall love your neighbor as (you do )yourself.  These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Law and the Prophets.

So..it really is that simple – the Christian life.  Its all about love.  Not emotional love, love based on feelings, but love that comes from the heart of Christ through us to others.  This kind of love can love the sinner and hate the sin; it can have compassion for those who don’t deserve it, and it can be generous ( time and money) to those in need.  This kind of love pours out in praise, thankfulness, and joy to God our Creator and Redeemer.  He is our Source of never-ending grace and unconditional love.

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