“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’” Matthew 22:36-39
Love…it is the greatest action we can take in our world. We can start by loving those whom God has given us to love—our families and our friends. Our greatest source of love is God Himself. If we ask Him to help us love those in our lives, I know He will answer. It may mean change on our part, acceptance of those we love, and a shift in our priorities. But it will be worth it, don’t you think?
The more I know God, the more I love Him, and the more love I have for my guys. God has given me a wonderful husband and beautiful sons to raise…and I have made a vow to myself that if I could only accomplish one thing in this life, it’s to love them as they should be loved—to give them the best chance of being all they are meant to be. I think as I learn to fulfill this vow, I will also have the best chance of being all I am meant to be.
– Written for the February 2007 issue of Mom’s Moments. www.momsmoments.ca/pdfs