Love God. Love People. Too often we seek power or control over situations and people. That’s what gets us into trouble. For some of us we are protecting ourselves because we have been hurt in our past…the longer we proceed carrying around the hurts of the past the longer they will damage our future. Life is not about what others do to us…it is about how do we choose to respond? Choose God, choose love…Love God. Love People. Amen.
“One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[b] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[c] There is no commandment greater than these.”
(This photo was taken in April of 2020 at a lake near Plymouth, Minnesota)