Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Love is what we came here for.
Jesus says that the greatest commandments are love God and love your neighbor. He concludes by saying "On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." In his day the phrase "the Law and the Prophets" referred to all of the official Jewish holy books. (The official list of holy books did not yet contain what we call the Wisdom books.) What God wills is love. Every other command and obligation must be judged by asking ourselves if this is the most loving thing to do.