Loving God, Loving Others

As a good Jew, Jesus devotionally recites the Shema daily. Later in his life, he encounters an expert in the law who asks him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” For a Jew this man's question is the ultimate question about spiritual formation. He is asking for the spiritual center of Judaism. He thinks Jesus might know. He does.

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Loving God, Loving Others

Loving God, Loving Others

Jesus loved. Those associated with him are also to love. The first thing I learned about defining what it means to call God “love,” as one of Jesus’ first followers, John, did, is that love defies definition. The second was...

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The Beauty of the Presence of God

The Beauty of the Presence of God

From the Introduction to The Jesus Prayer by Frederica Mathewes-Green.   It was about 2:30 in the morning when I got out of bed last night to pray. I have been doing this since I was pregnant with my first baby, decades...

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