Thou Shalt Love

Due to the nature of this other blog of mine (challenging myself to write for one hour on one random piece of Scripture) this post is a bit more rambling than my usual. In it, I reflect upon Luke 10:27 and see the 10 Commandments, not as merely rules, but as guideposts to help us be wholly ourselves: loving beings created by love.

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Luke 10:27

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

So many times – too many times – people think that Christianity is all about rules.  I’m a member of the Catholic Church (Roman Rite) so I hear the rules criticism all the time in the Media.  Gratefully, I understand that Christianity is not about rules.  Christianity is about love.  Now, I don’t in any way mean that the Commandments should be thrown out – quite the contrary.  The 10 Commandments given to Moses by God should be embraced – should be loved.  The essence of what God is asking us to do is to be who God created us to be: persons of love.  First and foremost we must embrace the truth…

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