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Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? 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. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36–40, NIV. Isn’t it ironic that the two greatest commandments are not listed in the Ten Commandment? However, these two great commandments that Jesus declares encapsulate those found in Exodus 20. The first four laws given in Exodus 20 are to strengthen our relationship…

“St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi said “Never utter in your neighbor’s absence what you would not say in their presence.” I have learned firsthand the value of following this advice.

Jesus taught us to go one step further when He instructed us in the Holy Bible to…

“Love your enemies , bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” Matthew 5:44, King James Version.

How wonderful the world would be if everyone followed Jesus’ advice!

Loving people that mistreat you is possible when the Holy Spirit lives inside you and empowers you. Start each day full of God’s love and discover the joy of sharing that love with others. Even those who you feel don’t deserve it.”

Prayer: Jesus, pour Your love into me. Empower me to love those who have wronged me.

Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff

St. Mary Magdalene dei Pazzi said “Never utter in your neighbor’s absence what you would not say in their presence.” I have learned first hand the value of following this advice.

Jesus taught us to go one step further when He instructed us in the Holy Bible to…“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;” (Matthew 5:44, King James Version). How wonderful the world would be if everyone followed Jesus’ advice!

Loving people that mistreat you is possible when the Holy Spirit lives inside you and empowers you. Start each day full of God’s love and discover the joy of sharing that love with others. Even those who you feel don’t deserve it.

Prayer: Jesus, pour Your love into me. Empower me to love those who have wronged me.

Devotion by Debbie Simler-Goff