We cannot see it.
We cannot touch it.
We cannot taste it.
Alas, we can feel it — not with our fingertips, but through our spirit and deep into our soul.
A man of law challenged Jesus with a question. What is the greatest commandment? Jesus replied, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
Are these commandments easier to obey – to not covet, kill, or is it to honor thy mother and thy father?
Peace, for all, is found in commitment to the first and greatest commandment, but the second, the one that is “like it” is also the one that changes our world….one person, one moment at a time. Do you see it, the most difficult of all to follow? It requires strength and forgiveness — letting go of self.
I have heard it said, “If you want to change the world start with you.” One tiny speck in the crowd – me, you, and we.
Jesus changed the world because he gave us an ultimate choice to make, one that brings forgiveness, and absolute freedom. He did not, and could not, change the world with one swipe of his teachings. He still stands, though, and this (He, our un-denying vow) is the difference we can make in this world. Keep it alive.
Pray, share, and practice – carry it out – love.
Matthew 22:35-40 (NIV)