An incredible thing happened to me the other day which restored my faith in human nature.
I went for a walk with my wife, son, daughter-in law and one of my grandsons. We walked from Tilford along some very muddy paths. We came out to a main road about a mile from the cars and because I was worn out and had walked far enough I sat on a road sign and waited while the others walked back to collect the cars.
Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Love is the only way of fulfilling a relationship. Without love, relationships cannot exist and without relationship, there is no need for love. For love to change the world, three relationships are necessary:
Loving our neighbour
Jesus was asked the question: “What is the most important commandment?”
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
There is no commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:29-31 NIV)
God’s plan is to change the world in which we live. Not through exercising his power, not by commanding us to live better lives, not through fear of punishment but by using his love, enabling us to love him, to love ourselves and to love those around us. Continue reading “Love God, Yourself and Neighbour”