No matter what you are doing or where you are going this Christmas Day, may the blessings of God be upon you and the ones you cherish. May you have peace in your heart, joy in your spirit and great and gentle LOVE...the greatest gift of all.
The Greatest Commandment
Jesus engaged in much public debate with the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees, Jewish factions that opposed Him and his teachings. It was during one of these debates that Jesus stated the Greatest Commandment:
One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, "Of all the commandments, which is the most important?"
"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." (NIV, Mark 12:28-31).
May these blessings be with you all through this season and 2016.