Love Is the Lens

Mark 12:34
And when Jesus saw that [he] answered with understanding, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.”

Jesus had just been asked by a religious leader to say what the greatest commandment was. Jesus made up two new ones. Talk about authority! He said to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength…and to love your neighbor as yourself. In other words…the Ten Commandments are great rules to follow…but love is always the determining factor. Love is always the lens to look through when viewing life’s situations. Unfortunately, many only view from an ego perspective separating what’s “in” and what’s “out” based on whether or not I like it, it’s good for me, or whether or not I agree with it. Jesus did not do this. Look at how he dealt with the woman caught in adultery for proof. When you simply do the most loving thing…then “you are not far from the kingdom of God.” Why not try this today?

Suggested song of the day– “Love God” on the Live to Love album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click on the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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