The greatest command:
to Love the Lord my God
with all my heart,
with all my soul,
with all my mind,
with all my strength.
The next is to love my neighbor as I love myself.
The command that Jesus gave goes farther:
I should love my neighbor
as Jesus loves me.
This is more than any law can demand;
it fulfills the law.
Love is patient and kind.
It is not selfish or arrogant.
It is courteous and acts appropriately,
never rejoicing in what is evil
and always rejoicing in what is true.
It is greater than faith and hope.
It never fails.
because He loved me first.
No man has greater love
than the man who will lay down his life for another.
This is more than merely dying for a friend;
it is living for others long before death arrives.
God is love.
His lovingkindness endures forever.
Oh, Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner.
Touched by this Poem that was read on Sunday before communion - Before I take the body of my Lord Before I share his life in bread and wine I recognize the sorry things within These I lay down The words of hope I often ...
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