The Greatest Commandment

Moses, speaking on behalf of Yahweh, gave his people the Ten Commandments. Later on, these commandments were expanded in the more than 600 laws in the Torah. And Jesus simplified them all into one word: Love.

I read the others day that there are three things that drive people to change: their dreams, love and suffering. My dreams are the reason I get up in the morning, not why I sleep at night. They are the things I love to do and the people in my life that I love. Love is such a simple word but hard to live by. It will bring suffering with it but love is perfected in that suffering.

God loves me that is why I am here. I am from God and there is a bit of him in everyone just as I realize that there is a lot of Ima (Happy birthday, Ima) and Tatang in me. There are times I try to seek God outside of me: in my activities, in my relationships, in my dreams. But I soon realize that god is already dwelling in the deepest parts of me. I only need to stay calm and be silent to realize his presence. In prayer.

“Which commandment is the first of all?” Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall 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, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:28-34

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