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God taught us so much about love - The Galveston County Daily News: Faith

September 29, 2016

God taught us so much about love

Posted: Saturday, April 26, 2014 12:10 am

The Easter season encourages me to reflect on Jesus’ teachings. Toward the end of his sermons that include the Beatitudes, he gives us the Golden Rule. This seems like a reasonable ethical standard for our actions today, assuming we know how we wish to be treated.

Later as he traveled on toward Jerusalem and crucifixion, he was asked which commandment was the greatest. He replied, first we should love God. Then he went on to state the Second Commandment: We should love our neighbor as ourselves. For both commandments he had reached back into the Torah to conclude that on these two hung all the laws and teachings of the prophets.

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