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Sunday, September 19, 2010

FHE Preview: the second great commandment

Matt. 22: 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt alove the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

what does that mean? "hang all the law and the prophets" ... that everything hinges on it, that it's the foundation, that every commandment can be referenced back to these 2 commandments ...

the first commandment is Love Heavenly Father ... he tells us that because we show Him love in our actions, in our thoughts and in our words ...

the second is like it: Love our Neighbors
who is our neighbor?  the people that live by us, the people that we know down the street, the people in our ward, the people we go to school with, the people we see at the store, the people at the library, ...

is our family our neighbor?  our rooms are close to each other, do you have to live by someone to have them be your neighbor? 

our neighbors are everyone else.

and when Heavenly Father says to love them ... it's not just a nice idea, not a suggestion, not good advice - it's a commandment.  it's the rule.  being nice and loving each other is a commandment. 

so - i wanna see it.  i am tired of the fighting, the arguing, the back-talking, the snide and back-handed remarks.  now is the time to be friends with the people you live with - namely your sisters and brothers and mom and dad.  here is the place that it should begin ... trickle out from.

Heavenly Father loves us, let's show Him how much we love Him!

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