Sunday Devotional: Mark 12:28-34

“And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?”  Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  And you shall love the Lord 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 neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”  And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him.  And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”  And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.”

Love God, love others.  It all boils down to that.  We are to love God and love others.  Simple?  Yes.  Easy?  Not always.  There are times when it is hard to love those around us.  But we are called to love anyway.  Jesus himself says we are to love our enemies.  He was the perfect example of loving enemies when He came to die on the cross for our sins.

Let us love God and love others with all that we have this week.  Let us love God and others through our words and actions this week.  And let us pray that through our love, that others will come to love God and others as well.

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