The Thing that Matters
The apostle Paul wrote that “the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” Galatians 5:6. He was running with Jesus’ stark reminder that the “greatest commandments” are to love God and love others, before explaining “all the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40. No wonder the Beatles sang “Love is all you need!” With Valentine’s Day bearing down on us this month, a lot of people will be talking about love. But is that the same thing that Jesus is talking about? When he tells us to love God and love others, is Jesus saying to feel the same thing for God and others that we do our Valentine? Or what about our love for football, puppies and even Super Bowl commercials? During the 2020 Super Bowl, we saw in one of the interesting commercials that there are more precise ways to speak of and understand love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpwXQ3FdBEo
Exploring what Jesus taught about LOVE was the subject of a recent class in our Jesus’ Way 2021 series. You can check it out here https://soundcloud.com/chrishazelipauthor/jesusway-2021-ch2-love-others-12421 and join us for the whole series in the teaching tab above.
God bless you all ! Chris
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