Love your neighbor

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         The first commandment is,
                  “You shall love the Lord your God…”
         The second is this,
                  “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

                  —Mark 12.29-31

Jesus joins Deuteronomy 6.5 with Leviticus 19.18:
love of God and love of neighbor
and love of self are one.
God is One. There is only one love.
It flows among the Trinity
of God, self and others.

I love my neighbor
as deeply as I love myself.

I love my neighbor
as I wish God to love me.

I love my neighbor
in the same manner as I love myself.

I love my neighbor
as a way of loving myself.

I love my neighbor,
who is myself.

Loving my neighbor
is God loving me.


Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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