"This is the most important," Jesus answered: Listen, Israel! The Lord our God, the Lord is One. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. "The second is: Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these." Mark 12:29-31
You have heard the audio claim by Muhammad Ali "I am the greatest!" You have seen the footage of Babe Ruth point the bat to the outfield signaling the upcoming home run and in turn being called "The greatest". Walter Payton has been titled the greatest football player and of course Michael Jordan holds the title of greatest basketball player.
We have a knack for seeking the answer to that one simple question - "Who is the greatest?" When Christ was asked "What is the greatest commandment?" Two responses came out. Two responses that has "Love" as the base. His first response was grounded in the teaching of the law from Deuteronomy 6:5 and the second response was also from the law in Leviticus 19:18.
We are to love God with our complete being and we are to love our neighbor with our complete action. It is our act of connection.
Let me challenge you today to identify your "neighbor." Let me challenge you to make a connection with God and your neighbor!
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